Dr Scarpa Schoeman graduated as a medical doctor with a MBC hB degree from Stellenbosch University in 2000. In response to his keen interest in medical education, he specialised in this niche area from 2003 and graduated with a Masters degree in Medical Education (MMEd) from the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Dundee. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the United Kingdom and an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Medical and Healthcare Education at St. George’s University of London (SGUL) Medical School. Dr Schoeman currently holds the post of Senior Lecturer/Specialist in Medical Education at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, RSA. He is currently busy with his PhD in Medical Education Assessment (specifically on standard setting). The title of his PhD thesis is: “Standard Setting for Specialist Physician examinations in South Africa”.
Dr Schoeman has published various peer reviewed articles and presented at international conferences on the topic of medical education. His research interests include assessment and standard setting, mentorship and role modelling, clinical skills learning and development of diagnostic reasoning in students. His clinical interests include emergency and sports medicine, leading him to work in Accident and Emergency units, both in London and Bloemfontein, as well as fulfilling the role of match doctor at various sport events.