Jerome Rotgans iMERR affiliate member
Connection to iMERR

My research revolves around three areas: (1) Active-learning in medical education (Problem-Based Learning and Team-Based Learning); (2) Assessment in medical education (programmatic assessment, psychometrics of OSCEs); and (3) Clinical reasoning.

I have closely collaborated with my colleagues at iMERR on the latter and we were among the first to set up a research programme using neuroimaging to study diagnostic reasoning in medicine. In a recent project were established the neuroscientific correlates of dual-process theory using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). We are currently exploring how transfer of visual diagnostic knowledge can be facilitated using a training programme with automated feedback. The aim of the project is to investigate whether practice-related activation changes in the prefrontal cortex can be used as neural markers of medical expertise.