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ASME awards The Clinical Teacher Travelling Fellowship 2019 to Edinburgh University’s Dr Susie Roy

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ASME awards The Clinical Teacher Travelling Fellowship 2019 grant to Edinburgh University’s Dr Susie Roy 

Research project aimed at minimising unconscious errors made in the diagnostic process

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), in co-operation with academic publishers John Wiley & Sons Inc, has granted its prestigious Clinical Teacher Travelling Fellowship to Dr Susie Roy of the University Of Edinburgh.

A Clinical Fellow in Medical Education at the University of Edinburgh, Dr Roy is also undergoing Emergency Medicine training and is planning to use the grant to support a research project into clinical reasoning. She will receive just under £2,000 to facilitate travel to Canada.

ASME / Wiley Fellowship recipient Dr Susie Roy says: “I’m delighted to have been chosen by ASME / Wiley for their prestigious fellowship grant. My teaching and research interests lie within the field of clinical reasoning, specifically where it concerns cognitive bias. That means I am looking to understand how, for example, diagnostic decisions are made and how unconscious errors enter this process.  Clinical reasoning is currently not part of most British universities’ medical education curriculums but is established as a study field at Dalhousie University Medical School in Halifax, Canada.

“ASME’s grant will allow me to study this important subject within medical education on location and the findings could help establish a similar programme here in Edinburgh, making the university a leader among British universities in this field.”

The funding associated with the grant will allow Dr Roy to travel to and stay at Dalhousie University for a ten day period.

Dr Kim Walker, ASME’s Director of Publications, says: “Dr Roy’s project has the potential to truly change how we think about clinical reasoning and by what method this is taught to future doctors in the UK. We’re delighted to be able to support her in this research and are looking forward to her findings and the impact they may have on the medical education landscape in the UK.”

ASME regularly supports medical education researchers through a comprehensive range of grants, prizes and awards. More information can be found here:

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