WebmedCentral Editor
View all WebmedCentral Editors
No Image

Dr. Rashmi Kusurkar

Team Leader
Research in Medical Education, Institute of Education and Training, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
Soetendaal 25

Brief Biography:

I am a medical doctor from India and will complete my PhD in Medical Education on 27th March 2012 from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. I believe and practice excellence in research and like my research to have strong a theoretical foundation. I believe in publishing only in international, indexed and peer-reviewed journals and am a strong supporter of open access publishing. My vision is to be a globally acclaimed expert on motivation in medical education. I have published conceptual, research-based and implementation papers in my field. I am a reviewer for a number of international, indexed and peer-reviewed journals in medical education.


Academic positions:

• Research Team Leader, Institute for Education and Training, VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands from Nov 01, 2011
• Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Education, University Medical Center Utrecht, The netherlands; Oct 01, 2008 until date
• Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Oct 01, 2008 until date.


Research interests:

Medical Education, Motivation, Teaching-Learning processes, Assessments, Attitudes


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I am a strong advocator of open access publishing philosophy and have opted for it for my publications whenever possible. I like the idea of WebmedCentralplus as I think it is important to control the quality of articles being published. The idea of doing post-publication reviews is interesting after a pre-publication review as it stimulates scientific discussions and sharpens research ideas.