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GMS Journal for Medical Education

Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

ISSN 2366-5017

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GMS Journal for Medical Education (GMS J Med Educ) – formerly GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung – publishes scientific articles on all aspects of undergraduate and graduate education in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and other health professions. Research and review articles, project reports, short communications as well as discussion papers and comments may be submitted. Manuscripts may be submitted in English or German. Each Articles will be translated into the other language respectively. GMS Journal for Medical Education is published regularly as an unrestricted open access journal with at least four issues per year. In addition, special issues on current topics in medical education research are also published.

The journal is the organ of the German Association for Medical Education (GMA) (http://www.gma-dach.org). Until 2015 the journal was published under its German name GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung.

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Recent Publications
GMS Journal for Medical Education Volume 35

Issue 5: International medical students/internationale Medizinstudierende

editorial International medical students

International students – support and integration initiatives at Medical Faculties in Germany

Huhn D, Nikendei C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc62 (20181130)
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article Comment

On center field or at the sidelines? – A plea for a multimodal approach between medical schools and medical student communities while integrating international medical students

Astfalk T, Zhang D, Pérez Anderson RP, Alhalabi OT, Schulze H
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc61 (20181130)
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article Start of studies

Studienstart International of the University of Cologne: The closely supervised semester of study entry for students from third countries using the example of the model degree program for human medicine

Karay Y, Restel K, Marek R, Schlüter de Castro B
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc60 (20181130)
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article Start of studies

Welcome, Orientation, Language Training: a project at the Charité for new international medical students

Marmon W, Arnold U, Maaz A, Schumann M, Peters H
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc59 (20181130)
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article Networking

Same same but different – A qualitative study on the development and maintenance of personal networks among German and international medical students

Astfalk T, Müller-Hilke B
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc58 (20181130)
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article PAL-program

Interactive peer-guided examination preparation course for second-year international full-time medical students: quantitative and qualitative evaluation

Huhn D, Al Halabi K, Alhalabi O, Armstrong C, Castell Morley A, Herzog W, Nikendei C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc57 (20181130)
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article PAL-program

International Peer-teaching: the LernKlinik Leipzig “Erasmus-Week” for Incoming Erasmus Students

Rotzoll D, Wiemer S, Zimmermann A, Alex P, Meixensberger J
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc56 (20181130)
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article Support in clinical semesters

An equal opportunity for everyone?! Supporting international students of medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich

Lenz H, Paik WG, Jacobs F
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc55 (20181130)
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article German students abroad

What do international health electives and state examination scores have in common? – A cohort study to compare the results of written medical licensing examinations with the participation in international health electives during the final year of undergraduate medical education in Germany

Störmann S, Angstwurm MW
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc54 (20181130)
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article Nationwide networking

Symposium “International Medical Students – Support Programs in Practical Application”: Networking, best-practice examples and local representation

Schulze H, Zhang D, Pérez Anderson RP, Alhalabi O, Huhn D, Astfalk T
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(5):Doc53 (20181130)
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Issue 4

editorial Competence-based assessment

To trust? Or to verify?

Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc52 (20181115)
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article Assessment

A pilot survey of student perceptions on the benefit of the OSCE and MCQ modalities

Müller S, Settmacher U, Koch I, Dahmen U
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc51 (20181115)
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article Family Medicine

Barriers to practicing General Practice in rural areas – Results of a qualitative pre-post-survey about medical students during their final clinical year

Ludwig K, Machnitzke C, Kühlein T, Roos M
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc50 (20181115)
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article Assessment

Dealing with flawed items in examinations: Using the compensation of disadvantage as used in German state examinations in items with partial credit scoring

Möltner A
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc49 (20181115)
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article Assessment

Pilot evaluation of an objective structured assessment of technical skills tool for chest tube insertion

Friedrich M, Ober J, Haubruck P, Bergdolt C, Bruckner T, Kowalewski KF, Kadmon M, Müller-Stich BP, Tanner MC, Nickel F
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc48 (20181115)
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article Feedback

Examining the nature of feedback within the Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX): an analysis of 1427 Mini-CEX assessment forms

Soemantri D, Dodds A, Mccoll G
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc47 (20181115)
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article Disaster Medicine

Crisis on the game board – a novel approach to teach medical students about disaster medicine

Drees S, Geffert K, Brynen R
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc46 (20181115)
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article Qualitative Research

Teaching Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health and Medicine: a research oriented module

Pfadenhauer LM, Coenen M, Kühlmeyer K, Odukoya D, Schunk M, von Unger H
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc45 (20181115)
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article Emergency Medicine

Development, implementation and first insights of a time- and location-independent longitudinal postgraduate curriculum in emergency medicine

Sauter TC, Exadaktylos A, Krummrey G, Lehmann B, Brodmann-Maeder M, Hautz WE
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(4):Doc44 (20181115)
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Issue 3

editorial Digitization

Digital Teaching and Digital Medicine: A national initiative is needed

Haag M, Igel C, Fischer MR, German Medical Education Society (GMA), Committee “Digitization – Technology-Assisted Learning and Teaching”, Joint working group “Technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning in Medicine (TeLL)” of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (gmds) and the German Informatics Society (GI)
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc43 (20180815)
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article Primary Care

How can General Practice be incorporated longitudinally in medical studies? Students’ views on the development of a new rural health program

Barthen L, Ravens-Taeuber G, Paulitsch MA, Gerlach FM, Sennekamp M
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc42 (20180815)
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article Clinical Reasoning

How case representations of medical students change during case processing – Results of a qualitative study

Braun LT, Lenzer B, Kiesewetter J, Fischer MR, Schmidmaier R
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc41 (20180815)
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article Simulation

Simulation centres in German hospitals and their organisational aspects: Expert survey on drivers and obstacles

Rampel T, Gross B, Zech A, Prückner S
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc40 (20180815)
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article Clinical Rotations

Successful completion of clinical electives – Identification of significant factors of influence on self-organized learning during clinical electives with student focus groups

Rausch N, Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc39 (20180815)
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article Physical Examination

“Heidelberg Standard Examination” – Final year students' experiences with a handbook and instructional videos to improve medical competence in conducting physical examinations

Knauber J, König AK, Herion T, Tabatabai J, Kadmon M, Nikendei C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc38 (20180815)
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article Competency-based Education

Physicians’ roles in competency-based teaching: Do students recognize them?

Pippel E, Narciß E, Obertacke U, Strohmer R, Schüttpelz-Brauns K
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc37 (20180815)
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article Practical Training

Self-evaluation of present clinical skills by medical students in the years 3 to 6 – a pilot study in four European countries

Westermann L, Zisimidou B, Simons M, Zellweger R, Baschera D
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc36 (20180815)
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article Simulation

Just watching is not enough: Fostering simulation-based learning with collaboration scripts

Zottmann JM, Dieckmann P, Taraszow T, Rall M, Fischer F
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc35 (20180815)
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article Digitization

Teaching load – a barrier to digitalisation in higher education? A position paper on the framework surrounding higher education medical teaching in the digital age using Bavaria, Germany as an example

Müller C, Füngerlings S, Tolks D, E-Learning working group in the Competence Network Medical Education in Bavaria
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc34 (20180815)
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article Interprofessional Education

Heidelberger Interprofessionelle Ausbildungsstation (HIPSTA): a practice- and theory-guided approach to development and implementation of Germany’s first interprofessional training ward

Mihaljevic AL, Schmidt J, Mitzkat A, Probst P, Kenngott T, Mink J, Fink CA, Ballhausen A, Chen J, Cetin A, Murrmann L, Müller G, Mahler C, Götsch B, Trierweiler-Hauke B
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc33 (20180815)
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article Social Media

Development and initial Experience of an online Exchange Platform on Sex and Gender Aspects in Medicine: “GenderMed-Wiki”

Schreitmüller J, Becker JC, Zsebedits D, Weskott M, Dehghan-Nayyeri M, Fegeler C, Heue M, Hochleitner M, Kindler-Röhrborn A, Pfleiderer B
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc32 (20180815)
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article Medical Errors

Risks and errors in medicine. Concept and evaluation of an optional study module with integrated teaching of ethical, legal and communicative competencies

Schildmann J, Salloch S, Peters T, Henking T, Vollmann J
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc31 (20180815)
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article Student Selection

From HAM-Nat to the “Physikum” – Analysis of the study success parameters before and after the introduction of a science test in the approval procedure

Werwick K, Winkler-Stuck K, Robra BP
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc30 (20180815)
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commentary Competency based assessment

Standing up for Subjectivity in the Assessment of Competencies

Rotthoff T
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc29 (20180815)
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position paper Cultural Competence/Global Health

Cultural Competence and Global Health: Perspectives for Medical Education – Position paper of the GMA Committee on Cultural Competence and Global Health

Mews C, Schuster S, Vajda C, Lindtner-Rudolph H, Schmidt LE, Bösner S, Güzelsoy L, Kressing F, Hallal H, Peters T, Gestmann M, Hempel L, Grützmann T, Sievers E, Knipper M
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(3):Doc28 (20180815)
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Issue 2

editorial Education Research

The Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA) celebrates 40 Years of Education Research

Shiozawa-Bayer T, Schäfer T
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc26 (20180515)
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article Written Assessment

Illustrated versus non-illustrated anatomical test items in anatomy course tests and German Medical Licensing examinations (M1)

Bahlmann O
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc25 (20180515)
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article Evidence Based Medicine

Critical appraisal of RCTs by 3rd year undergraduates after short courses in EBM compared to expert appraisal

Buchberger B, Mattivi JT, Schwenke C, Katzer C, Huppertz H, Wasem J
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc24 (20180515)
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article Feedback

Does it matter who writes down the feedback? A comparison of teacher- vs. student-completed clinical encounter cards during clinical rotations in veterinary studies

Buchner HHF, Burger C, Ehlers JP
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc23 (20180515)
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article Curriculum

The impact of the program structure at Hannover Medical School on academic success in medical studies

Fischer V, Dudzinska A, Just I
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc22 (20180515)
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article Online Media

Medical Education for “Generation Z”: Everything online?! – An analysis of Internet-based media use by teachers in medicine

Vogelsang M, Rockenbauch K, Wrigge H, Heinke W, Hempel G
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc21 (20180515)
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article Scientific Competences

Investigation on the acquisition of scientific competences during medical studies and the medical doctoral thesis

Epstein N, Huber J, Gartmeier M, Berberat PO, Reimer M, Fischer MR
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc20 (20180515)
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article Counseling Students

Research into finding a stable prognosis parameter for the detection of students in need of guidance – Realization of equal opportunities through a diversity-oriented study guidance

Karay Y, Hallal H, Stosch C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc19 (20180515)
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article Communicative Competences

Does teaching social and communicative competences influence dental students’ attitudes towards learning communication skills? A comparison between two dental schools in Germany

Lichtenstein NV, Haak R, Ensmann I, Hallal H, Huttenlau J, Krämer K, Krause F, Matthes J, Stosch C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc18 (20180515)
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article Competency Based Assessment

Ward rounds in internal medicine: Validation of an Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) observation checklist

Schmelter V, März E, Adolf C, Wölfel TL, Lottspeich C, Fischer MR, Schmidmaier R
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc17 (20180515)
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article Learning Objectives

Perceived usability of the National Competence Based Catalogue of Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Medical Education by medical educators at the Hannover Medical School

Steffens S, Paulmann V, Mecklenburg J, Büttner K, Behrends M
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(2):Doc16 (20180515)
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Issue 1

article Patient Safety

How could the topic patient safety be embedded in the curriculum? A recommendation by the Committee for Patient Safety and Error Management of the GMA

Kiesewetter J, Drossard S, Gaupp R, Baschnegger H, Kiesewetter I, Hoffmann S
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc15 (20180215)
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article Clinical Electives

How the Start into the Clinical Elective Year Could be Improved: Qualitative Results and Recommendations from Student Interviews

Beck S, Schirlo C, Breckwoldt J
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc14 (20180215)
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article Interprofessional Education

A model of interprofessional problem-based learning for medical and nursing students: Implementation, evaluation and implications for future implementation

Dreier-Wolfgramm A, Homeyer S, Oppermann RF, Hoffmann W
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc13 (20180215)
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article Clinical Reasoning

Advancing clinical reasoning in virtual patients – development and application of a conceptual framework

Hege I, Kononowicz AA, Berman NB, Lenzer B, Kiesewetter J
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc12 (20180215)
With Erratum (Feb 19, 2018)
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article Outpatient Clinic

Integrating teaching into routine outpatient care: The design and evaluation of an ambulatory training concept (HeiSA)

Hundertmark J, Apondo SK, Schultz JH
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc11 (20180215)
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article Physiotherapy

Case-oriented selection of investigation methods in direct access: A comparison between physiotherapy trainees at professional colleges and in bachelor's study courses

Konrad R, Geraedts M
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc10 (20180215)
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article Medical Biometry

Effect of data self-collection as an activating teaching method in a statistical software course in medical biometry – a pilot study

Mayer B, Braisch U, Meule M, Allgoewer A, Richter S, Muche R
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc9 (20180215)
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article National Examination

Factors that Affect the National Student Performance Examination Grades of Brazilian Undergraduate Medical Programs

Neto TA, da Silva Fucuta Pereia P, Nogueira ML, Pereira de Gody JM, Moscardini AC
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc8 (20180215)
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article Mentoring

Peer-mentoring Program during the Preclinical Years of Medical School at Bonn University: a Project Description

Lapp H, Makowka P, Recker F
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc7 (20180215)
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article Outpatient Clinic

Competency-based learning in an ambulatory care setting: Implementation of simulation training in the Ambulatory Care Rotation during the final year of the MaReCuM model curriculum

Dusch M, Narciß E, Strohmer R, Schüttpelz-Brauns K
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc6 (20180215)
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book review Patient Safety

Michael Rosentreter: Patientensicherheit lehren. Bedarfsanalyse und Konzeption eines integrierten Lehrprojekts für die medizinische Ausbildung

Quandt C
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc5 (20180215)
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book review Life Sciences

Susanne Kühl, Michael Kühl: Die Abschlussarbeit in den Life Sciences

Schmitz D
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc4 (20180215)
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book review Health Care

Interdisziplinäres Autorenteam Witten (Hrsg.): Heal Your Hospital. Studierende für neue Wege der Gesundheitsversorgung

Störkel F
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc3 (20180215)
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conference report Interprofessional

Interprofessional teaching and learning in the health occupations – A conference developed by and for young scientists in the field of education

Wild H, Thierfelder I
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc2 (20180215)
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thanks Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement to the Reviewers of GMS Journal for Medical Education

Fischer MR, Fabry G
GMS J Med Educ 2018; 35(1):Doc1 (20180215)
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