Challenges of Medical Education
Hutchinson. Challenges of training doctors in the new English NHS.
BMJ 2006; 332:1502-1504
Scherpbier. Dutch perspective.
BMJ 2006; 332:1504-1505
Gordon. Australian perspective.
BMJ 2006; 332:1505-1506
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ADHD in Adults
Source: The New England Journal of Medicine
As a child, Dr. Y often confounded her parents and teachers. She regularly brought home straight-A report cards, but the grades were accompanied by comments like "She is a very bright child but disorganized and makes careless mistakes." "I was always the space cadet of the family," recalled Dr. Y, now a 27-year-old physician doing her residency. "My sisters would get their homework done, and I would be racing around the table. I was a compulsive talker. I would wander around the house, reading. I was extremely forgetful: I would finish my little snack and always throw my spoon and . . .
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Glossary of Journal Classification Terms
The journal impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The impact factor allows authors to evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when comparing it to others in the same field.
The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of current citations to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years.
(Adapted from Journal Citation Report)
The Tier Classification is a journal classification system created by NUS to evaluate research publications. There are 4 levels of classification: Tier 1 (Premier), Tier 2 (Leading), Tier 3 (Reputable) and Tier 4 (Local/Others).
Tier 1 journals represent the top publications within individual disciplines and are also recognised across disciplines for their research quality. A publication in a Tier 1 journal is a significant achievement by international benchmarks.
Tier 2, 3 and 4 journals serves as guidelines to researchers as to which journals to target should their manuscripts be rejected from Tier 1 journals.