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Samuel Edelbring

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences


Phone: +46 19 303893

Room: P2127

Samuel Edelbring
Research subject Research environments

About Samuel Edelbring


Samuel is pursuing research in health professions education. He holds a PhD in medical education from Karolinska Institutet (2012) and is Associate Professor (Docent) in medical education. His research interest concern clinical reasoning, interprofessional learning and students’ self-efficacy towards workplace-based learning.

He worked at Karolinska Institutet during 2001-2015, Karolinska University hospital 2013-2015 and Linköping university 2015-2018. At Karolinska Institutet he served at the board of doctoral education. The clinical skills and simulation centre (Clinicum) at Linköping University was awarded the international ASPIRE award for excellence in simulation during his academic leadership. He is currently strengthening health professions education development and research at Örebro University in the Medical Education group. He is one of the initiators of the European DID-ACT project on clinical reasoning and the Swedish PI in this consortium.


As main supervisor has supervised one doctoral student to graduation, Anne Friman, Karolinska Institutet 2017, and is currently supervising Ruhija Hodza-Beganovic (see project Increasing professional awareness, below). Co-supervisor to Franziska Wagner, LMU, Germany and Sten Erici at Lund university.


Samuel is Vice-dean for education at the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Associate editor in BMC Medical Education and frequent reviewer in other health professions education journals.

Reference group member of Emergo Train System (ETS):




Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Edelbring, S. , Broberger, E. , Sandelius, S. , Norberg, J. & Wiegleb Edström, D. (2021). Flexible interprofessional student encounters based on virtual patients: a contribution to an interprofessional strategy. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-8.
Möller, H. , Creutzfeldt, J. , Valeskog, K. , Rystedt, H. , Edelbring, S. , Fahlstedt, M. , Felländer-Tsai, L. & Abrandt Dahlgren, M. (2021). Technology-Enhanced Learning of Human Trauma Biomechanics in an Interprofessional Student Context. Teaching and learning in medicine, 1-10.
Abrandt Dahlgren, M. , Valeskog, K. , Johansson, K. & Edelbring, S. (2021). Understanding clinical reasoning: A phenomenographic study with entry-level physiotherapy students. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 1-10.
Sudacka, M. , Adler, M. , Durning, S. J. , Edelbring, S. , Frankowska, A. , Hartmann, D. , Hege, I. , Huwendiek, S. & et al. (2021). Why is it so difficult to implement a longitudinal clinical reasoning curriculum? A multicenter interview study on the barriers perceived by European health professions educators. BMC Medical Education, 21 (1).
Ahn, S. & Edelbring, S. (2020). Designing a virtual patient as an interprofessional enactment: lessons learnt from the process. International Journal of Learning Technology, 15 (3), 204-218.
Friman, A. , Wiegleb Edström, D. , Ebbeskog, B. & Edelbring, S. (2020). General practitioners' knowledge of leg ulcer treatment in primary healthcare: an interview study. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 21.
Edelbring, S. , Alehagen, S. , Mörelius, E. , Johansson, A. & Rytterström, P. (2020). Should the PBL tutor be present?: A cross-sectional study of group effectiveness in synchronous and asynchronous settings. BMC Medical Education, 20 (1).
Kononowicz, A. A. , Hege, I. , Edelbring, S. , Sobocan, M. , Huwendiek, S. & Durning, S. J. (2020). The need for longitudinal clinical reasoning teaching and assessment: Results of an international survey. Medical teacher, 42 (4), 457-462.
Friman, A. , Wiegleb Edström, D. & Edelbring, S. (2019). General practitioners’ perceptions of their role and their collaboration with district nurses in wound care. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 20.
Hodza-Beganovic, R. , Berggren, P. , Hugelius, K. & Edelbring, S. (2019). Survey-based experiential learning - means of raising professional awareness in developing countries. European Journal of Public Health, 29 (Suppl. 4), 586-586.
Nilsson, M. , Fors, U. , Östergren, J. , Bolinder, G. & Edelbring, S. (2019). Why Medical Students Choose to Use or Not to Use a Web-Based Electrocardiogram Learning Resource: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR medical education, 5 (2).
Friman, A. , Wiegleb Edström, D. & Edelbring, S. (2017). Attitudes and perceptions from nursing and medical students towards the other profession in relation to wound care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31 (5), 620-627.
Allvin, R. , Berndtzon, M. , Carlzon, L. , Edelbring, S. , Hult, H. , Hultin, M. , Karlgren, K. , Masiello, I. & et al. (2017). Confident but not theoretically grounded - experienced simulation educators' perceptions of their own professional development. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 8, 99-108.
Nyström, S. , Dahlberg, J. , Edelbring, S. , Hult, H. & Abrandt Dahlgren, M. (2017). Continuing professional development: pedagogical practices of interprofessional simulation in health care. Studies in Continuing Education, 39 (3), 303-319.
Escher, C. , Rystedt, H. , Creutzfeldt, J. , Meurling, L. , Nyström, S. , Dahlberg, J. , Edelbring, S. , Nordahl Amorøe, T. & et al. (2017). Method matters: impact of in-scenario instruction on simulation-based teamwork training. Advances in Science and Technology Research Journal, 2.
Nyström, S. , Dahlberg, J. , Edelbring, S. , Hult, H. & Abrandt Dahlgren, M. (2016). Debriefing practices in interprofessional simulation with students: A sociomaterial perspective. BMC Medical Education, 16.
Kononowicz, A. A. , Woodham, L. , Georg, C. , Edelbring, S. , Stathakarou, N. , Davies, D. , Masiello, I. , Saxena, N. & et al. (2016). Virtual patient simulations for health professional education. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (5).
Edelbring, S. , Broström, O. , Henriksson, P. , Vassiliou, D. , Spaak, J. , Dahlgren, L. O. , Fors, U. & Zary, N. (2012). Integrating virtual patients into courses: follow-up seminars and perceived benefit. Medical Education, 46 (4), 417-425.
Edelbring, S. , Dastmalchi, M. , Hult, H. , Lundberg, I. E. & Dahlgren, L. (2011). Experiencing virtual patients in clinical learning: a phenomenological study. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 16 (3), 331-345.
Wijk, L. , Edelbring, S. , Svensson, A. , Karlgren, K. , Kristiansson, M. & Fors, U. (2009). A pilot for a computer-based simulation system for risk estimation and treatment of mentally disordered offenders. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 34 (2), 106-115.
Edelbring, S. , Fors, U. & Saether, B. (2004). SvalSim: field work simulation system for problem-oriented learning in petroleum geology. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 12 (1), 9-11.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Kononowicz, A. A. , Woodham, L. A. , Edelbring, S. , Stathakarou, N. , Davies, D. , Saxena, N. , Car, L. T. , Carlstedt-Duke, J. & et al. (2019). Virtual Patient Simulations in Health Professions Education: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by the Digital Health Education Collaboration. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (7).
Hege, I. , Kononowicz, A. A. , Tolks, D. , Edelbring, S. & Kuehlmeyer, K. (2016). A qualitative analysis of virtual patient descriptions in healthcare education based on a systematic literature review. BMC Medical Education, 16.

Chapters in books

Edelbring, S. (2020). Medicinsk informatik och lärande. In: Göran Petersson, Martin Rydmark & Anders Thurin, Medicinsk informatik (pp. 192-203). Stockholm: Liber.
Eikeland Husebø, S. , Abrandt Dahlgren, M. , Edelbring, S. , Nordenström, E. , Nordahl Amorøe, T. , Rystedt, H. & Dieckmann, P. (2019). Reflecting on Interprofessional Simulation. In: Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Hans Rystedt, Li Felländer-Tsai and Sofia Nyström, Interprofessional Simulation in Health Care: Materiality, Embodiment, Interaction (pp. 139-171). Cham: Springer Publishing Company.

Conference papers

Edelbring, S. & Abrandt Dahlgren, M. (2016). Bodies in Simulation: Exploring Sociomaterial Theory in Collaborative Video-Analysis. Paper presented at NextMed/MMVR22: Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Los Angeles, California, USA, April 7-9, 2016. NextMed.
Wiegleb Edström, D. , Karlsson, N. & Edelbring, S. (2016). Reality check: validating virtual patients for interprofessional wound care education. Paper presented at International Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Barcelona, Spain, August 27-31, 2016. AMEE - Association of Medical Education in Europe.
Friman, A. , Wiegleb Edström, D. & Edelbring, S. (2014). A mixed methods approach to nursing and medicine students’ attitudes towards collaboration. Paper presented at The Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Milan, Italy, August 30 - September 3, 2014. AMEE - The Association of Medical Education in Europe.
Friman, A. , Wiegleb Edström, D. & Edelbring, S. (2014). An effort to winding future nurses and physicians together: Students’ joint learning about wound management. Paper presented at Nordic Interprofessional Network Conference (NIPNET), Stockholm, Sweden, October 2-3, 2014. NIPNET - Nordic Interprofessional Network.
Edelbring, S. , Lundberg, I. E. & Zary, N. (2013). Expectations and experiences of the collaborative aspect of virtual patient work. Paper presented at The Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference (AMEE), Prague, Czech Republic, August 24-28, 2013. AMEE - The Association for Medical Education in Europe.
Edelbring, S. & Dahlgren, L. O. (2010). Phenomenology as research approach in medical education: Characteristics and empirical examples. Paper presented at The Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference (AMEE), Glasgow, UK, September 4-8, 2010.
Edelbring, S. , Dastmalchi, M. , Lundberg, I. E. , Hult, H. & Dahlgren, L. O. (2009). Virtual Patients in clinical education from a phenomenological perspective. Paper presented at The Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference (AMEE), Málaga, Spain, August 29 - September 2, 2009.

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Edelbring, S. (2012). Technology in education, necessary but not sufficient: understanding learning with virtual patients. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet.


Edelbring, S. , Lammgård, T. , Pettersson, S. & Ringnander, M. (2020). Diskussion om styrkor och utvecklingsbehov av färdighetsträning på KTC. Enkät till lärare, extern feedback och workshop.. Örebro: (Rapport från Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper ).
Edelbring, S. , Karlberg-Traav, M. , Hultgren, A. , Alverland, V. & Edgren, G. (2020). Förslag till pedagogisk strategi och åtgärder för att stärka genomströmningen i medicinsk vetenskap inom sjuksköterske-programmet. Örebro: Örebro universitet (Rapport från inst. f. Hälsovetenskaper ).