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Sarah Rennie, Education Unit

Sarah Rennie ImageBMSc(Hons1), MBChB, PhD, FRCSEd(Medal)

Positions:
Clinical Skills Director, Education unit
Locum Consultant General Surgeon
SET Registrar, General Surgery, Hutt Valley DHB

Sarah is an academic surgeon with a passion for medical education. She studied Medicine in the UK and completed a basic surgical training rotation, whilst researching academic misconduct amongst medical students. She developed and was the inaugural president for JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education). 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) for some of its course, she has been a member of the RACS Academy of Surgical Educators for the last 10 years. Sarah is also a Mum to five fabulous children.

Contact details

Mob +64 27 212 9306
Email sarah.rennie@otago.ac.nz

Research and Interests

  • Acquisition of clinical skills
  • Academic misconduct
  • Leadership development

Publications

Meyer, J. A., Connell, C. J. W., Rennie, S., Verstappen, A. C., & Poole, P. J. (2022). Women's interest in surgery as a career in the early postgraduate period: A national longitudinal study. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.17916

Rennie, S., & Rudland, J. (2022). Does learner neglect impact on failure to fail? Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 159. [Abstract]

Chandra, P., McConville, K., Rennie, S., & Rudland, J. (2022). Medical school elective: Holiday or learning through the lens of academic misconduct? Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 80. [Abstract]

Meyer, J., Connell, C., Rennie, S., Verstappen, A., & Poole, P. (2022). Women's interest in surgery in the early postgraduate period: A national study. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 64. [Abstract]

Rudland, J., & Rennie, S. (2022). Failure to fail: Fear of retribution or a response to neglecting the learner? Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.14796