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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 39

Issue 5

editorial medical education

Does assessment drive learning or should learning for professional life drive assessment?

Schüttpelz-Brauns K
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc61 (20221115)
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letter to the editor medical education

Letter to the editor regarding the editorial of issue 2/2022 “Taking responsibility” by Sigrid Harendza

Obertacke U, Narciss E, Fritz H
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc60 (20221115)
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article medical education research

Publication activities relating to digital teaching and learning in the GMS Journal for Medical Education – a descriptive analysis (1984–2020)

Kleinsorgen C, Baumann A, Braun B, Griewatz J, Lang J, Lenz H, Mink J, Raupach T, Romeike B, Sauter TC, Schneider A, Tolks D, Hege I
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc59 (20221115)
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article medical students

Does medical school cause depression or do medical students already begin their studies depressed? A longitudinal study over the first semester about depression and influencing factors

Pelzer A, Sapalidis A, Rabkow N, Pukas L, Günther N, Watzke S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc58 (20221115)
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article professionalism

Teaching medical students how to interact with the pharmaceutical industry: A scoping review

Farah S, Bilszta JL
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc57 (20221115)
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article domestic violence

Introduction and evaluation of a clinical compulsory elective course on domestic violence

Juszczyk P, Sondern L, Pfleiderer B
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc56 (20221115)
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article medical ethics

Ethics education in pediatrics: Implementation and evaluation of an interactive online course for medical students

Kidszun A, Forth FA, Matheisl D, Busch F, Kaltbeitzel L, Kurz S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc55 (20221115)
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article ambulatory care

Outpatient teaching in specialist practices – a qualitative study with doctors about attitudes, influencing factors and specialist features

Schulz S, Hesse M, Matthes A, Petruschke I, Bleidorn J
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc54 (20221115)
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article teaching competencies

Development of a diagnostic instrument for the assessment of teaching competencies in medicine (FKM_L): First results of the test statistical verification

Giesler M, Lammerding-Köppel M, Griewatz J
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc53 (20221115)
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article interprofessional education

Interprofessional education day 2019 – a qualitative participant evaluation

Gysin S, Huber M, Feusi E, Gerber-Grote A, Witt CM
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc52 (20221115)
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article simulation

Performance effects of simulation training for medical students – a systematic review

McInerney N, Nally D, Khan MF, Heneghan H, Cahill RA
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc51 (20221115)
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article OSCE

Implementation and evaluation of a Tele-OSCE in oral and maxillofacial surgery – a pilot report

Seifert LB, Coppola A, Diers JW, Kohl C, Britz V, Sterz J, Rüsseler M, Sader R
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc50 (20221115)
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article postgraduate medical education

Postgraduate medical training in Germany: A narrative review

Sierocinski E, Mathias L, Freyer Martins Pereira J, Chenot JF
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(5):Doc49 (20221115)
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Issue 4

letter to the editor problem-based learning

How to advance medical education using journal articles? Insight from problem-based learning

Ma CW
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc48 (20220915)
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article virtual patients

Digital patient-centred learning in medical education: A national learning platform with virtual patients as part of the DigiPaL project

Jennebach J, Ahlers O, Simonsohn A, Adler M, Özkaya J, Raupach T, Fischer MR
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc47 (20220915)
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article telemedicine

Telemedicine in medical education: An example of a digital preparatory course for the clinical traineeship – a pre-post comparison

Vogt L, Schmidt M, Follmann A, Lenes A, Klasen M, Sopka S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc46 (20220915)
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article cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Comparing the effectiveness of a group-directed video instruction versus instructor-led traditional classroom instruction for learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills among first-year medical students: A prospective randomized controlled study

Marcus M, Abdullah AA, Nor J, Tuan Kamauzaman TH, Pang NT
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc45 (20220915)
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article OSCE

Experience with an OSCE anamnesis station via Zoom: Feasibility, acceptance and challenges from the perspective of students, simulated patients and examiners during the COVID-19 pandemic

Herbstreit S, Benson S, Raiser C, Szalai C, Fritz A, Rademacher F, Gradl-Dietsch G
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc44 (20220915)
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article national exam

Essential steps in the development, implementation, evaluation and quality assurance of the written part of the Swiss federal licensing examination for human medicine

Schurter T, Escher M, Gachoud D, Bednarski P, Hug B, Kropf R, Meng-Hentschel J, König B, Beyeler C, Guttormsen S, Huwendiek S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc43 (20220915)
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article postgraduate training

The WFME global standards for quality improvement of postgraduate medical education: Which standards are also applicable in Germany? Recommendations for physicians with a license for postgraduate training and training agents

Schwill S, Kadmon M, Hahn EG, Kunisch R, Berberat PO, Fehr F, Hennel E
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc42 (20220915)
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article postgraduate training

Postgraduate medical education in obstetrics and gynaecology: Where are we now and what do we need for the future? A study on postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Winder FM, Breuer G, Favero M, Foessleitner P, Friemann M, Krischer B, Windsperger K, Weiss M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc41 (20220915)
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article ambulatory care

Curricular course for medical students at a hematology and oncology specialty practice, 2010-2022

Weide R, Thomalla J, van Roye C, Chakupurakal G, Heymanns J, Köppler H, Feiten S, Nickel JA, Schmidberger H, Theobald M, Lutz C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc40 (20220915)
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article interprofessional education

Discovering new perspectives – strengthening autonomy. Students from different healthcare professions interact with patients and provide care in a self-determined and interprofessional manner

Wirth A, Berger F, Ulrich G, Kaap-Fröhlich S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(4):Doc39 (20220915)
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Issue 3

editorial editorial

Between expectation and reality. A plea for more evidence-based bedside teaching

Rotthoff T
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc38 (20220715)
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obituary obituary

Obituary Prof. Dr. med. Karl Köhle *1938 – †2022

Langewitz W, Kiessling C, Stosch C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc37 (20220715)
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commentary equal opportunities

How is the situation of women in leadership positions in medical education in Germany?

Hege I, Schüttpelz-Brauns K, Kiessling C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc36 (20220715)
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article career development

Between clinical practice, teaching and research – a project report on the development and implementation of a career mentoring curriculum for female clinician scientists

Meyer-Frießem C, Enax-Krumova E, Kruppa C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc35 (20220715)
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article history taking

Online medical history taking course: Opportunities and limitations in comparison to traditional bedside teaching

Lange S, Krüger N, Warm M, op den Winkel M, Buechel J, Huber J, Genzel-Boroviczény O, Fischer MR, Dimitriadis K
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc34 (20220715)
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article empathy

Perspectives and understanding of empathy development amongst junior doctors in Pakistan: Challenges and opportunities

Rahman A, Jones L
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc33 (20220715)
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article empathy

Does a sense of gratitude protect against empathy loss in medical students? An exploratory study

Vogel CE, Kiessling C, Fischer MR, Graupe T
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc32 (20220715)
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commentary interprofessional education

Teaching staff in interprofessional education: A proposed terminology

Ulrich G, Amstad H, Glardon O, Kaap-Fröhlich S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc31 (20220715)
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article learning methods

The two envelopes method for active learning

Flugelman MY, Glueck RM, Aronson D, Shiran A
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc30 (20220715)
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article community medicine

One year of general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic – presentation and evaluation of digital medical education

van der Keylen P, Zeschick N, Langer AL, Kühlein T, Roos M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc29 (20220715)
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book review book review

Ulrich Engelmann, Martin Baumann: Zielführend moderieren. Kompetenzen – Methoden – Wege zum Gesprächserfolg

Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(3):Doc28 (20220715)
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Issue 2

editorial medical education

Taking responsibility

Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc27 (20220414)
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article medical thesis

Medical dissertation basics: analysis of a course of study for medical students

Griegel S, Kühl M, Schneider A, Kühl SJ
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc26 (20220414)
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article health apps

Changing knowledge and attitudes about childhood fever: testing a video instruction before its application in a health app

Gwiasda M, Schwarz S, Büssing A, Jenetzky E, Krafft H, Hamideh Kerdar S, Rathjens L, Boehm K, Martin D
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc25 (20220414)
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article OSCE

Usability and preference of electronic vs. paper and pencil OSCE checklists by examiners and influence of checklist type on missed ratings in the Swiss Federal Licensing Exam

Wagner FL, Feller S, Schmitz FM, Zimmermann PG, Krings R, Guttormsen S, Huwendiek S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc24 (20220414)
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article clinical skills

3D-printed heart models for hands-on training in pediatric cardiology – the future of modern learning and teaching?

Brunner BS, Thierij A, Jakob A, Tengler A, Grab M, Thierfelder N, Leuner CJ, Haas NA, Hopfner C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc23 (20220414)
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article medical communication

The sudden switch to online communication training after 10 years in the classroom – comparing the evaluation results of a course on doctor-patient communication

Schwär M, Ullmann-Moskovits J, Farquharson M, Sennekamp M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc22 (20220414)
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article physical examination

Virtual auscultation course via video chat in times of COVID-19 improves cardiac auscultation skills compared to literature self-study in third-year medical students: a prospective randomized controlled cross-over study

Rüllmann N, Hirtz R, Lee U, Klein K, Mayatepek E, Malzkorn B, Döing C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc21 (20220414)
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article psychiatry

Evidence-oriented teaching of geriatric psychiatry: a narrative literature synthesis and pilot evaluation of a clerkship seminar

Lenouvel E, Lornsen F, Schüpbach B, Mattson J, Klöppel S, Pinilla S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc20 (20220414)
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article family medicine

The “Seminartage Weiterbildung Allgemeinmedizin” (SemiWAM®) – development, implementation and evaluation of a five-year, competence-based postgraduate programme in Bavaria

Roos M, Schneider A, Gensichen J, Simmenroth A, Kühlein T, Schneider D
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc19 (20220414)
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article interprofessional education

Joint learning for improvement – interprofessional competence development within the framework of a co-operative project between the University of Applied Sciences for Health Professions Upper Austria and the Medical Faculty of Johannes Kepler University Linz

Rinnhofer C, Steininger-Kaar K, Igelsböck E, Hochstöger D, Öhlinger S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc18 (20220414)
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position paper interprofessional education

Position paper of the GMA Committee Interprofessional Education in the Health Professions – current status and outlook

Kaap-Fröhlich S, Ulrich G, Wershofen B, Ahles J, Behrend R, Handgraaf M, Herinek D, Mitzkat A, Oberhauser H, Scherer T, Schlicker A, Straub C, Waury Eichler R, Wesselborg B, Witti M, Huber M, Bode SF
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc17 (20220414)
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position paper integrative medicine

Naturopathy, complementary and integrative medicine in medical education – position paper by the GMA Committee Integrative Medicine and Perspective Pluralism

Homberg A, Scheffer C, Brinkhaus B, Fröhlich U, Huber R, Joos S, Klose P, Kramer K, Ortiz M, Rostock M, Valentini J, Stock-Schröer B
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc16 (20220414)
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conference report conference report GMA 2021

Report of the annual meeting of the Society for Medical Education in the German speaking countries, virtual from the ETH Zürich 2021

Guttormsen S, Lörwald A, Wagner F, Hennel E, Schnabel KP, Weber R, Goldhahn J, Huwendiek S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(2):Doc15 (20220414)
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Issue 1

editorial medical education

Learning to teach in medical education

Wijnen-Meijer M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc14 (20220215)
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article mental health

Prevalence and predictive factors for depressive symptoms among medical students in Germany – a cross-sectional study

Pukas L, Rabkow N, Keuch L, Ehring E, Fuchs S, Stoevesandt D, Sapalidis A, Pelzer A, Rehnisch C, Watzke S
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc13 (20220215)
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article reflection

Everybody is able to reflect, or aren't they? Evaluating the development of medical professionalism via a longitudinal portfolio mentoring program from a student perspective

Schrempf S, Herrigel L, Pohlmann J, Griewatz J, Lammerding-Köppel M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc12 (20220215)
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article internal medicine

Intuitive concepts in internal medicine and their occurrence in undergraduate medical students in different semesters

Harendza S, Herzog C
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc11 (20220215)
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article curriculum reform

Quality assurance and curricular development of medical faculties using graduate surveys: Challenges – proposal of a core questionnaire – implementation guide

Giesler M, Huber J, Paulmann V
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc10 (20220215)
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article medical research

Developing a new academic wordlist for medical purposes – a viable tool for educators

Tazik K, Maniati M, Afshar MR, Haghighi SB
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc9 (20220215)
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article interprofessional education

Transferring interprofessional education concepts across sites – experiences and recommendations for practice

Bibrack E, Horneff H, Krumm K, Hinrichs J, Mette M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc8 (20220215)
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article geriatric medicine

Interprofessional geriatric assessment in nursing home (IgAP): a curricular development in geriatrics

Röcker N, Wershofen B, Pudritz Y, Fischer MR, Auerbacher M, Fintz M, Drey M, Schmidmaier R
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc7 (20220215)
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article pain medicine

Interdisciplinary interactive blended learning concept in times of a pandemic – pain medicine “totally digital”

Schramm L, Friedrich P, Schüttler J, Lütcke B
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc6 (20220215)
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article digital peer teaching

How to... train your skills goes digital! A project report on the development and implementation of practice-oriented digital student tutorials

Heimbach M, Holzmann K, Stein P, Stief L, Berberat PO, Dirmeier M
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc5 (20220215)
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article journal clubs

Perception of journal club seminars by medical doctoral students: results from five years of evaluation

Taverna M, Bucher JN, Weniger M, Gropp R, Lee SM, Mayer B, Werner J, Bazhin AV
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc4 (20220215)
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article examination techniques

Endoscopic ear examination improves self-reported confidence in ear examination skills among undergraduate medical students compared with handheld otoscopy

Bassiouni M, Ahmed DG, Zabaneh SI, Dommerich S, Olze H, Arens P, Stölzel K
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc3 (20220215)
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book review book review

Julia Genz, Paul Gévaudan, editors: Polyphonie in literarischen, medizinischen und pflegewissenschaftlichen Textsorten

Güzelsoy L
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc2 (20220215)
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thanks acknowledgement

Acknowledgement to the reviewers of GMS Journal for Medical Education

Fischer MR, Fabry G
GMS J Med Educ 2022; 39(1):Doc1 (20220215)
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