KIPRIME podcast episode 9 - Jerome Rotgans

Examining the neuroscientific correlates of clinical reasoning – an interview with Jerome Rotgans.

KIPRIME Fellows
Jerome Rotgans, KIPRIME Fellows. Photo: Erik Cronberg. Photo: Erik Cronberg

Originally from the Netherlands where he obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Jerome Rotgans is Assistant Professor of Medical Education Research at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore where he is also the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Lead for Learning Strategies.

Jerome is active in two research areas. The first is diagnostic reasoning in medicine. He and his colleagues have studied the effects of time pressure and interruptions on the diagnostic accuracy of physicians. Moreover, they have recently embarked on a neuroscience research programme to examine the neuroscientific correlates of clinical reasoning. The second research area revolves around active learning, such as team and problem-based learning, and how these instructional approaches influence student motivation and knowledge acquisition.

Although Jerome devotes most of his time to research, he is passionate about education hopes the insights gained from this line of research will eventually be used to improve teaching diagnostic reasoning in medical students.

Listen to episode 9

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.