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Dr Wesley Scott-Smith

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Dr Wesley Scott-Smith (EdD, MA, MRCGP, DRCOG)

Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow
T: +44 (0)1273 641896
Location: Room 342, Watson Building, University of Brighton, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH

DA: Andy Collins
T: +44 (0)1273 641507

Other roles: Previously Programme Director Physician Associate Studies; Course Lead in Simulation; BSMS representative on the UK Council of Clinical Communication in undergraduate medical education (UKCCC) 2009-2018

Areas of expertise: Clinical reasoning; simulation-based education; clinical skills; portfolios in medicine

Research areas: Diagnostic reasoning in physician associate students; SBME


Dr Wesley Scott-Smith has been involved with teaching clinical skills to various cohorts of healthcare students at Brighton University, Surrey University and more latterly Brighton and Sussex Medical School for 15 years (postgraduate and undergraduate courses). This has included developing and leading programmes for Physical Assessment, Emergency Care Practitioners, Simulation Based Medical Education (SBME), Clinical Practice (Phase 1 of BSMS), and more latterly developing the Physician Associate studies at BSMS in collaboration with Health Education (KSS).


Diagnostic Reasoning among medical undergraduates and across the transition of graduation (with PhD student), SBME using simulated patients to explore cognition in consultations.


  • Course Lead for Simulation (PG) and Chair of Sussex Simulation Hub 2013 onwards
  • Clinical reasoning in UG course and Teaching Support courses 

Selected publications

Noble, Lorraine M, Scott-Smith, Wesley, O'Neill, Bernadette and Salisbury, Helen (2018) Consensus statement on an updated core communication curriculum for UK undergraduate medical education. Patient Education and Counseling. ISSN 0738-3991

Scott-Smith W. Diagnostic reasoning in medical students using a simulated environment. EdD. Brighton University

Scott-Smith W. Transformative learning using high fidelity simulation. In Brown J, Noble L, Papagergiou A, J Kidd, Editors. Clinical Communication in Medicine. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell; 2016