Dr Sarah Rennie, [BMSc(Hons1), MB ChB PhD FRCSEd(Medal) FRACS] is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Australasia. She works as a General Surgeon and Surgical Endoscopist and as the Clinical Skills Director associated with the University of Otago.
Sarah is an academic surgeon with a passion for medical education. In addition to medical education, her research interests include leadership development, academic misconduct and clinical skills acquisition. She studied Medicine in the UK and completed a basic surgical training rotation, whilst researching academic misconduct amongst medical students.
Sarah was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to complete a PhD in Surgical Education, looking at surgical decision making at Otago University. She is currently researching medical student academic misconduct in Scotland and New Zealand; surgical careers decisions of medical students and their influences. She is supervising HEDC 502 students projects on Burnout and resilience in medicine and a surgical trainee completing a research project on surgical leadership development.
Sarah’s depth of experience in clinical education is matched by her research interests dealing with important aspects of well-being across the continuum of medical training. We welcome Sarah’s expertise and contribution to the FoHPE Board.