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GMS Journal for Medical Education

Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung (GMA)

ISSN 2366-5017


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) ( 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 40

Issue 3: Planetary Health and Climate Medicine/Planetare Gesundheit und Klimamedizin

editorial planetary health

The climate crisis and planetary health in teaching

Nikendei C, Kühl SJ, Bugaj TJ
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc39 (20230515)
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article climate education in Germany

Initiatives promoting planetary health education in Germany: An overview

Schwienhorst-Stich EM, Wabnitz K, Geck E, Gepp S, Jung L, Mumm A, Schmid J, Simmenroth A, Simon J, Eichinger M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc38 (20230515)
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article international climate education

Climate change and health in international medical education – a narrative review

Boekels R, Nikendei C, Roether E, Friederich HC, Bugaj TJ
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc37 (20230515)
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article student’s perspective on climate change

Integrating climate change and health topics into the medical curriculum – a quantitative needs assessment of medical students at Heidelberg University in Germany

Rybol L, Nieder J, Amelung D, Hachad H, Sauerborn R, Depoux A, Herrmann A
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc36 (20230515)
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article climate and digital education

Planetary health as a main topic for the qualification in digital teaching – a project report

Flägel K, Manke M, Zimmermann K, Wagener S, Pante SV, Lehmann M, Herpertz SC, Fischer MR, Jünger J
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc35 (20230515)
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article climate consultation

Elective course “Climate-sensitive health counselling” – prevention as an opportunity for people and planet? An interactive, student-led project focusing on prevention and agency in physician’s climate communication

Fülbert H, Schäfer LN, Gerspacher LM, Bösner S, Schut C, Krolewski R, Knipper M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc34 (20230515)
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article mosaic curriculum climate change

Concept and implementation of the longitudinal mosaic curriculum planetary health at the Faculty of Medicine in Würzburg, Germany

Schmid J, Mumm A, König S, Zirkel J, Schwienhorst-Stich EM
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc33 (20230515)
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article elective climate change and health

Climate change and health: Changes in student environmental knowledge and awareness due to the implementation of a mandatory elective at the Medical Faculty of Ulm?

Müller L, Kühl M, Kühl SJ
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc32 (20230515)
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article elective climate change and health

From niche topic to inclusion in the curriculum – design and evaluation of the elective course “climate change and health”

Lemke D, Holtz S, Gerber M, Amberger O, Schütze D, Müller B, Wunder A, Fast M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc31 (20230515)
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article ecology

The impact of climate change on the medical profession – a newly implemented course on medical ecology

Gundacker C, Himmelbauer M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc30 (20230515)
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article climate and children’s health

Students experience the effects of climate change on children’s health in role play and develop strategies for medical work – an interactive seminar

Jonas F, Hagen A, Ackermann BW, Knüpfer M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc29 (20230515)
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article comics for climate

Global health – spread it with comics!

Praschinger A, Koblizek R, Kutalek R, Masel EK
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc28 (20230515)
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article hidden curriculum natural environment

A hidden curriculum for environmental topics in medical education: Impact on environmental knowledge and awareness of the students

Straßer P, Kühl M, Kühl SJ
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc27 (20230515)
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
article planetary health Switzerland

Initiative for the implementation of planetary health in postgraduate medical training and continuing medical education in Switzerland

Rieser R, Weil B, Jenni N, Brodmann Maeder M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc26 (20230515)
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book report Heidelberg standards of climate medicine

Christoph Nikendei, Till Johannes Bugaj, Anna Cranz, Alina Herrmann, Julia Tabatabai: Heidelberger Standards der Klimamedizin – Wissen und Handlungsstrategien für den klinischen Alltag und die medizinische Lehre im Klimawandel

Morschek L
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(3):Doc25 (20230515)
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Issue 2

article professional identity formation

“Where my responsibility lies”: Reflecting on medicine during the Holocaust to support personal and professional identity formation in health professions education

Riesen MS, Kiessling C, Tauschel D, Wald HS
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc24 (20230417)
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article professional identity formation

Understanding of professionalism among medical students in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic – a qualitative monocentric study

Prade A, Keis O, Sebastian T, Öchsner W
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc23 (20230417)
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article racism in medicine

Medical students’ perspectives on racism in medicine and healthcare in Germany: Identified problems and learning needs for medical education

Gerhards SM, Schweda M, Weßel M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc22 (20230417)
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article medical students

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on mental burden and quality of life in medical students – results of an online survey

Halfmann M, Wetzel L, Castioni N, Kiefer F, König S, Schmieder A, Koopmann A
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc21 (20230417)
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article interprofessional education

Interteam PERINAT – interprofessional team collaboration in undergraduate midwifery and medical education in the context of obstetric emergencies: Presentation of simulation scenarios and empirical evaluation results

Tauscher A, Stepan H, Todorow H, Rotzoll D
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc20 (20230417)
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article virtual reality

Virtual reality against Zoom fatigue? A field study on the teaching and learning experience in interactive video and VR conferencing

Speidel R, Felder E, Schneider A, Öchsner W
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc19 (20230417)
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article virtual reality

Immersive training of clinical decision making with AI driven virtual patients – a new VR platform called medical tr.AI.ning

Mergen M, Junga A, Risse B, Valkov D, Graf N, Marschall B., medical tr.AI.ning consortium
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc18 (20230417)
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article telemedicine

“Fit for the finals” – project report on a telemedical training with simulated patients, peers, and assessors for the licensing exam

Harendza S, Bußenius L, Gärtner J, Heuser M, Ahles J, Prediger S
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc17 (20230417)
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article virtual reality

Development and evaluation of a virtual reality training for emergency treatment of shortness of breath based on frameworks for serious games

Rickenbacher-Frey S, Adam S, Exadaktylos AK, Müller M, Sauter TC, Birrenbach T
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc16 (20230417)
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article hackathon

OPEN Hackathon at the TUM School of Medicine, Germany

Mosene K, Kleinesper C, Prokop G, Caroli F, Teufel D, Berberat PO, Wijnen-Meijer M
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc15 (20230417)
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book review book review

Norbert Donner-Banzhoff: Die ärztliche Diagnose: Erfahrung – Evidenz – Ritual

Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(2):Doc14 (20230417)
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Issue 1

editorial editorial

JME has impact beyond the Impact Factor!

Fischer MR, Fabry G
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc13 (20230215)
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article assessment

A simulation-based OSCE with case presentation and remote rating – development of a prototype

Bußenius L, Harendza S
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc12 (20230215)
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
article medical communication

How to: Success factors for the implementation and establishment of the “longitudinal curriculum” on communicative competencies at the Medical Faculty Mannheim

Strohmer R, Linder U, Kaden JJ
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc11 (20230215)
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article medical communication

“And how am I going to ask about this?” – introducing the course “sexual anamnesis” in peer teaching for medical students in Würzburg

Ruck J, Pramberger M, Späth I, Simmenroth A, Zirkel J
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc10 (20230215)
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article medical communication

From summative MAAS Global to formative MAAS 2.0 – a workshop report

Stamer T, Essers G, Steinhäuser J, Flägel K
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc9 (20230215)
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article virtual reality

Immersive medium for early clinical exposure – knowledge acquisition, spatial orientation and the unexpected role of annotation in 360° VR photos

Speidel R, Schneider A, Walter S, Grab-Kroll C, Oechsner W
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc8 (20230215)
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article clinical reasoning

Implicit expression of uncertainty in medical students during different sequences of clinical reasoning in simulated patient handovers

Harendza S, Bacher HJ, Berberat PO, Kadmon M, Gärtner J
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc7 (20230215)
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article final year

Final-year information on didactic and organizational issues for students and supervising physicians – project report on the development and implementation of the cross-site website PJ-input

Homberg A, Narciß E, Thiesbonenkamp-Maag J, Heindl F, Schüttpelz-Brauns K
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc6 (20230215)
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article qualification

Some residents drop out of specialty training. How important is prior clinical experience? A survey among residents in the Netherlands

Querido SJ, de Rond ME, Wigersma L, ten Cate O
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc5 (20230215)
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article medical students

Is COVID-19 perceived as a threat to equal career opportunities amongst Swiss medical students? A cross-sectional survey study from Bern and Geneva

Wohlfarth B, McConnell MM, Huguenin-Dezot M, Nendaz M, Kaderli RM
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc4 (20230215)
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article interprofessional education

Development of a project for interprofessional collaboration between medical and pharmacy students to improve medication safety in polypharmacy (PILLE)

Gehrke-Beck S, Petersen M, Herrmann WJ, Zimmermann N, Daub E, Seeger J, Schulz J, Czimmeck C, Lauterbach N, Peters H, Kloft C, Schulz M, Siebenbrodt I, Behrend R
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc3 (20230215)
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book review book review

Friedrich Edelhäuser: Wahrnehmen und Bewegen – Grundlagen einer allgemeinen Bewegungslehre

Scheffer C
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc2 (20230215)
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thanks acknowledgement

Acknowledgement to the reviewers of GMS Journal for Medical Education

Fischer MR, Fabry G
GMS J Med Educ 2023; 40(1):Doc1 (20230215)
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