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Rakesh Patel

Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Education & Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Rakesh Patel qualified in Medicine in 2002 at the University of Leicester. He completed his Pre-registration and Senior House Officer training at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, before obtaining his MRCP (London) in 2005. He undertook Higher Specialist Training in Nephrology and General Internal Medicine on the East Midlands South Rotation in 2006 before going out of programme in 2009 for three years to undertake out of programme experience in medical education. He completed a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Dundee in November 2011 and a professional doctorate (MD) in medical education at the University of Leicester. During this time, he was awarded the ASME New Researcher of the Year in 2011 and the ASME Educator Development Group Award in 2012 for innovation in technology-enhanced learning. He was awarded a NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship in Medical Education Research in 2012-2016. Having completed Higher Specialist Training as an Academic Clinical Lecturer, he moved to the University of Nottingham in 2016 to take up the post of Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Education. He is Director of the MMedSci in Medical Education and Academic Programme Director for Medical Education. He obtained Senior Fellow of Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy) in 2017.

He has held education related roles in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Academy of Medical Educators (AoME), and currently is a member of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Technology-Enhanced Learning Committee. He is an external examiner at University of Glasgow (Year 3 MBChB) and University of East Anglia (Masters in Clinical Education).

He is a General Medical Council Education Associate and member of the Undergraduate Medicine Accreditation Team.

Clinically, he works for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust as Honorary Consultant Nephrologist with the Nottingham Renal and Kidney Transplant Unit at the City Hospital and the Acute Kidney Injury Service at Queen's Medical Centre. He is Lead Consultant at Ling's Bar Hospital Dialysis Unit.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Clinical reasoning, clinical decision-making, self-regulated learning, prescribing, well-being, virtual patients, technology-enhanced learning, medical education

Teaching Summary

Dr. Patel has undertaken a range of teaching related roles in both the NHS and at the University of Nottingham, as well as roles in Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Academy of… read more

Research Summary

Dr. Patel's main area of medical education research is clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. He has an interest in self-regulated learning, academic underperformance and remediation, as… read more

Selected Publications

External Examinerships

University of Keele (2016-2017) External Advisor for Internal Quality Audit, University of East Anglia (2018-current) External Examiner for Masters in Clinical Education and University of Glasgow (2018-current) Year 3 MBChB External Examiner

Royal College of Physicians

MRCP Specialty Question Group (2010-2011)

Renal Medicine Joint Specialty Committee (2015-2016)

Academy of Medical Educators

Early Careers Working Group (2010-2011)

Association for Medical Education in Europe

Technology Enhanced Learning Committee (2013-current)

Association for Study of Medical Education (ASME)

Education Research Group (2011-2015)

TASME (2012-2015)

General Medical Council (GMC)

GMC Education Associate (2016-current)

Dr. Patel has undertaken a range of teaching related roles in both the NHS and at the University of Nottingham, as well as roles in Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), Academy of Medical Educators (AoME), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) and a number of external examinerships.

NHS

Teaching for Core Surgical Training (2012-2016); Higher Specialist Trainees in Nephrology, Healthcare of Older Person, General Internal Medicine and Urology (2016-current).

University

Undergraduate

Lead Welfare Review for BMBS 2016 Medical Education BMedSci Supervisor 2019-current School of Medicine BAME Education Group (2020-current)

Postgraduate

Course Director MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-current

Module Convenor for 10 credit: Medwise Lite Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 10 credit: Learning Theories Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Introduction to Clinical Teaching and Learning Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Problem-Based Learning Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Advanced Teaching, Learning and Assessment Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 20 credit: eLearning in Clinical Education Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 60 credit: Research Methods Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2016-2017

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Principles and Practice of Teaching and Learning Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-date

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Principles and Practice of Curriculum Design and the Educational Environment Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-2018

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Coaching, Mentoring and Supervision Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-2019

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Learning in Complex and Uncertain Environments Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-2019

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Problem-based learning, Case-based learning and Clinical Diagnostic Decision-Making Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-2019

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Technology-Enhanced Learning Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-current

Module Convenor for 20 credit: Underperformance and Performance Enhancement Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-current

Module Convenor for 60 credit: Medical Education Research and Dissertation Module for the MMedSci in Medical Education 2017-2018

Current Research

Dr. Patel's main area of medical education research is clinical reasoning and clinical decision-making. He has an interest in self-regulated learning, academic underperformance and remediation, as well as technology-enabled education. He has held previous funding from Health Education England and the East Midlands Academic Science Network as well as industry for research into prescribing errors among junior doctors, and underperforming GP trainees.

He currently has several MMedSci and PhD scholars and is happy to take enquiries from potential students interest in medical education research.

He is Academic Programme Director for Medical Education and currently oversees two ACFs (2018-current).

Past Research

His past research has explored:

  • The role of self-regulated learning among medical students
  • Underperformance and the 'struggling' learner across the continuum of medical education
  • The use of simulation-based medical education for reducing prescribing errors among junior doctors

Future Research

His future research is exploring:

  • The role of knowledge in clinical reasoning and decision-making
  • Technology-enabled learning and use of digital learning resources for developing clinical reasoning remotely
  • Co- and shared regulation among medical students and allied healthcare professionals

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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