Interview with Professor Clare Morris, keynote speaker at RME2021

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ASME events team interviewed Professor Clare Morris (University of Cambridge) who will be delivering a plenary talk and a workshop at this year's Researching Medical Education Conference (RME2021).    A: The title of your keynote at RME 2021 is “Putting research skills to work: becoming an agile medical educator”. Why did you choose to deliver this talk in this year’s conference, and what can delegates get from it? C: A key element of ASME’s mission is to promote scholarship in medical education and they do this in a number of ways, not least fostering the types of medical education research activity that can shape and inform our practice as educators. I am delighted to have the opportunity to examine the ways in which research can inform our practice and how our practice can inform our research. I hope that delegates will use this to consider the many ways in which they can become research literate medical educators...

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BHM: ASMEBITESIZE Highlights

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As part of Black History Month ASME is highlighting some of the relevant work we have showcased. In September last year Dr Anique Atherley (MedEd Travelling Fellowship 2019 Award Winner) presented an ASMEBITESIZE session on Diverse, dynamic and deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training (asme.org.uk).                  Hosted by the ASME Director for Publications, Dr Kim Walker, the session focussed on Anique's own empirical research into the social networks of undergraduate transitioning students. To access the video, presentation as well as Dr Atherley’s social network exercise from this fantastic ASMEBITESIZE session please follow this link; ASMEBITESIZE: Diverse, dynamic & deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training - YouTube

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BHM Message from Yvonne Mbaki, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion.

Please click here, https://asme.link/BHMVideoMessage, to see a message from Yvonne Mbaki, ASME's Lead for Equality and Inclusion, regarding Black History Month. We welcome your contributions for BHM and would be delighted for you to share your stories via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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New website launched to promote value of clinical academic careers

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  The Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) has launched a new website to promote the role of clinical academics and support health professionals beginning their clinical academic journey. CATCH, the Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub, aims to be a one stop shop for information on academic careers. The Clinical Academic Training Forum (CATF) has launched a new website to promote the role of clinical academics and support health professionals beginning their clinical academic journey. CATCH, the Clinical Academic Training & Careers Hub, aims to be a one stop shop for information on academic careers. Clinical academics are qualified healthcare professionals who also work in academia, typically in research, teaching, or both. They balance their time between treating patients, conducting research and training the next generation of clinicians. As their role is often split between working in universities and the NHS, clinical academics are able to align cutting edge research with...

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Announcement of the recipients of the inaugural Mindfulness in Medical Education Research Award 2021

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  “We are honoured to be awarded the mindfulness in medical education research prize. It means a lot to have the research done by NANSIG and the SPICE collaborative recognised by ASME. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our fantastic supervisor Professor Kate Saunders, for helping us to make the project a reality. We hope that the funding awarded will ensure we can reward everyone on our team who worked so hard to bring the project to fruition. Many thanks!”     George RichardsonConor Gillespie  The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group Recipients of the inaugural Mindfulness in Medical Education Research Award 2021   One of the intentions of the ASME Special Interest Group Mindfulness in Medical Education is to support the undertaking and dissemination of wellbeing-related research. The ASME-MiME research award is designed to provide a student of healthcare with the opportunity to undertake a piece of research related...

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BHM: ASMEBITESIZE Highlights

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  As part of Black History Month ASME is highlighting some of the relevant work we have showcased. In November last year Lydie Kitenge and Hazal Turunc presented an ASMEBITESIZE session on Representation In Medicine (asme.org.uk), hosted by Ed Whittaker our Co-chair of JASME.  They touched on the impact that imposter syndrome can have and also factors such as socioeconomic factors - both which play a role in inhibiting diversity and equality amongst aspiring medics. Students can often feel alienated from content being taught at medical school. For example, there is a lack of representation of different clinical signs on darker skin amongst medical textbooks and lectures. Lydie and Hazal want to ensure students do not feel this way and that a student’s background does not diminish their medical school experience. Through Journey2Med they want to raise awareness on a topic that has frequently been deemed as ‘uncomfortable’ and so often...

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Celebrating Black History Month at ASME

By Yvonne Mbaki - Honorary Secretary, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion “I am, because we are” (Ubuntu)    Recent global events have meant that as a society, we have a greater awareness of our differences. Reflecting on the ASM conference in the summer, conversations on equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) featured significantly, and in continuing with this theme, we would like to progress these conversations into the month of October as we celebrate Black History Month. The month of October resonates with me personally as I reflect on my lived experience as a Black African living in the UK. I would however like to re-iterate the fact that our differences is what makes us special, and this is why I am honoured to be contributing to Black History Month at ASME this year. As an update for the month of October, you will notice the ASME logo on our website and official...

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Interview with Professor Christine Hine, keynote speaker at RME2021

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  ASME events team interviewed Professor Christine Hine (University of Surrey) who will be delivering a plenary talk and a workshop at this year's Researching Medical Education Conference (RME2021).    A: The title of your keynote at RME 2021 is “Agile research in the face of ever-changing and unpredictable digital environments”. Why did you choose to deliver this talk at this year’s conference, and what can delegates get from it? C: I am hoping that the topic will resonate for many participants and that it will help to build on and learn from recent experiences. The pandemic has certainly been a challenging time for conducting social research. Many carefully crafted research plans have been thwarted as face-to-face fieldwork has often seemed impossible and as people have moved online for many activities, often in a rather unplanned way. Beyond the specific challenges of recent times, developments in digital technologies have produced a steady stream...

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Professor Karen Mattick, ASME Director of Awards, awarded honorary fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators

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  Professor Karen Mattick, the Director of Awards of ASME, was awarded honorary fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) at their Academic Meeting 2021 Learning Together for Patient Care, in recognition of her outstanding achievements and major influence on medical education research. The Board of Directors and office team of ASME would like to congratulate  Professor Karen Mattick for this achievement. We are looking forward to having Professor Karen Mattick at our Researching Medical Education conference (RME 2021) in London on the 18th of November. Karen will deliver the workshop Realist review, together with Dr Daniele Carrieri, from the University of Exeter. During this workshop Karen and Daniele will share their experience and insights, gained through two NIHR-funded projects, of applying a Realist Review method to topics relevant to the medical education field.  The first project aimed to understand the social and professional factors influencing the antimicrobial prescribing of doctors-in-training, called the IMPACT...

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JASME Local Rep of the Year

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Written by Haider Merchant, JASME.                   Haider Merchant Twitter: @HaiderMerchant3 It was through my developing love of Medical Education that I decided to become a Local Representative for JASME. Having previously completed an intercalated Masters degree in Clinical Education at the University of Exeter, I was exposed to the variety of opportunities Medical Education had to offer (e.g. Research, Assessments, Technology Enhanced Learning). I soon realised that teaching was merely one branch of the tree that is Medical Education. The JASME Local Representative role, therefore, afforded me with the opportunity to showcase the breadth and variety of opportunities that Medical Education has to offer medical students and foundation year one doctors. During my time as a JASME Local Representative, I particularly enjoyed working with students in my cluster group (Exeter, Plymouth, and Cardiff) to organise Medical Education events in our region. I was also...

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Researching Medical Education Conference (RME2021): member spotlight

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Researching Medical Education is a one-day conference for all those interested in medical and clinical education research. The conference is designed and run by the Association for the Study of Medical Education’s Education Research Committee. This year's theme of agility and flexibility reflects important characteristics of successful clinical education research at any time, not just during a global pandemic. The process of research rarely goes completely to plan and can be influenced by factors beyond the researcher's control. RME 2021 presents an opportunity to share and discuss research approaches that allow for adaptation and to consider the practical and ethical implications of maintaining flexibility in research. In the run-up to RME 2021, our events team interviews some of the ASME members who will be attending the event, to help you to get to know some of the delegates and what they have to say about RME.   Member Spotlight 1: Dr Eliot Rees...

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The TASME career group is recruiting committee members

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  TASME is recruiting for its Events, Communications and Awards Teams.    Role Title: TASME National Committee Member – Communications Team Accountable to: TASME Directorate, and ASME Director of Career Groups and ultimately the Board of Directors Location: Post holder’s normal base Duration: Two-year appointment, subject to satisfactory annual reviews. An additional one-year term can be undertaken for TASME only. It is estimated the role requires approximately 1.5 days per month to undertake the duties associated with the position. Vacancies: 1 To download a TASME 2021-22 Communications Recruitment Information guide, please click here   Role Title: TASME National Committee Member – Events Team Accountable to: TASME Directorate, and ASME Director of Career Groups and ultimately the Board of Directors Location: Post holder’s normal base Duration: Two-year appointment, subject to satisfactory annual reviews. An additional one-year term can be undertaken for TASME only. It is estimated the role requires approximately 3 days...

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