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Dr Sarah Rennie

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDean's Department (UOW)
QualificationsBMSc(Hons1), MBChB, PhD, FRCSEd(Medal)
Research summaryMedical education

Research

Sarah is an academic surgeon with a passion for medical education. In addition to medical education her research interests include leadership development and academic misconduct. 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 then returned to Surgical “Training” in New Zealand. Sarah has maintained in interest in academic medical education and has been an education advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons (RACS).

Publications

Rudland, J. R., & Rennie, S. C. (2014). Medical faculty opinions of peer tutoring. Education for Health, 27(1), 4-9. doi: 10.4103/1357-6283.134290

Benoiton, L. A., Schmidt, E., Tarr, G. P., Thomson, I. A., Rennie, S. C., & van Rij, A. M. (2013). Assessment and management of leg ulcers in the community and an outpatient clinic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1368). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rudland, J. R., Swan, J., & Rennie, S. C. (2012). Improving e-learning initiatives: What can the non-participants tell us? Focus on Health Professional Education, 14(1), 35-39.

Rennie, S. C., van Rij, A. M., Jaye, C., & Hall, K. H. (2011). Defining decision making: A qualitative study of international experts' views on surgical trainee decision making. World Journal of Surgery, 35(6), 1214-1220. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1089-4

Rudland, J. R., Pippard, M. J., & Rennie, S. C. (2005). Comparison of opinions and profiles of late or non-responding medical students with initial responders to a course evaluation questionnaire. Medical Teacher, 27(7), 644-657.

Journal - Research Article

Rudland, J. R., & Rennie, S. C. (2014). Medical faculty opinions of peer tutoring. Education for Health, 27(1), 4-9. doi: 10.4103/1357-6283.134290

Benoiton, L. A., Schmidt, E., Tarr, G. P., Thomson, I. A., Rennie, S. C., & van Rij, A. M. (2013). Assessment and management of leg ulcers in the community and an outpatient clinic. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1368). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Rudland, J. R., Swan, J., & Rennie, S. C. (2012). Improving e-learning initiatives: What can the non-participants tell us? Focus on Health Professional Education, 14(1), 35-39.

Rennie, S. C., van Rij, A. M., Jaye, C., & Hall, K. H. (2011). Defining decision making: A qualitative study of international experts' views on surgical trainee decision making. World Journal of Surgery, 35(6), 1214-1220. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1089-4

Rudland, J. R., Pippard, M. J., & Rennie, S. C. (2005). Comparison of opinions and profiles of late or non-responding medical students with initial responders to a course evaluation questionnaire. Medical Teacher, 27(7), 644-657.

Rennie, S. C., & Rudland, J. R. (2003). Differences in medical students′ attitudes to academic misconduct and reported behaviour across the years: A questionnaire study. Journal of Medical Ethics, 29, 97-102.

Rudland, J. R., & Rennie, S. C. (2003). The determination of the relevance of basic sciences learning objectives to clinical practice using a questionnaire survey. Medical Education, 37(11), 962-965.

Rennie, S. C., & Crosby, J. R. (2002). Students′ perceptions of whistle blowing: Implications for self-regulation. A questionnaire and focus group survey. Medical Education, 36(2), 173-179.

Rennie, S., & Crosby, J. R. (2001). Are ″tomorrow′s doctors″ honest? Questionnaire study exploring medical students′ attitudes and reported behaviour on academic misconduct. BMJ, 322, 274-275.

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