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Principle-based structured case discussions: do they foster moral competence in medical students? - A pilot study

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:21

Received: 2 October 2016

Accepted: 22 February 2017

Published: 3 March 2017

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Original Submission
2 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Daniel Brugman
8 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robert hepach
7 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Orsolya Friedrich
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
3 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-017-0181-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Munich, Germany
Institute for Pedagogic and Rehabilitation Psychology at the University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Institute for Medical Education at the University Hospital of LMU Munich, Munich, Germany