Section Editors

  • Vanessa Burch, University of Cape Town
  • Sigrid Harendza, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Clarence Kreiter, University of Iowa
  • Trevor Lambert, Oxford University
  • Chris Roberts, Sydney Medical School
  • Matthias Siebeck, University of Munich
  • Tim Wilkinson, University of Otago

Executive Editor

  • Clare Partridge, BioMed Central


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    Graduate entry and undergraduate medical students - important differences.

    Differences between undergraduate and graduate entry medical students, particularly in relation to approaches to learning and coping with stress, are observed during a five year longitudinal study which should be taken into consideration during curriculum development.

    BMC Medical Education 2015, 15:5
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    The right tool for the job

    A new, 15-item, 1 page questionnaire designed to evaluate post-graduate training is shown to be both valid and reliable. The JEST can be used as a means of quality assuring posts in post-graduate medical training and may also be adapted to be used internationally.

    BMC Medical Education 2014, 14:210



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