Review of ‘Miro’ a collaborative online white-board used at a TASME Workshop

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    Review of ‘Miro’ a collaborative online white-board used at the TASME Workshop ‘Clinical Teaching Problems: Pop Up Peer Solutions’ at the Ten Years of TASME: TASME’s Travel Through Time Conference As part of the TASME Conference ‘Ten Years of TASME: TASME’s Travel Through Time’ in association with MedAll on Saturday 15th May, a few of the TASME committee members decided to run a workshop entitled ‘Clinical Teaching Problems: Pop Up Peer Solutions’. The TASME committee identified some clear challenges when we, as trainees, design, deliver and evaluate clinical teaching so we wanted to create a buzzing hive-mind whereby other trainees could gather to discuss their own challenges and help one another to come up with peer-peer solutions. Before the workshop, the TASME committee collected common clinical teaching problems from their peers, colleagues and from the international Medical Education community via Twitter. The workshop started by introducing some common themes...

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TASME 2021 Conference Prize Winners


  TASME 2021 conference was a massive success, and one worth of celebrating our 10-year birthday. We would like to thank everyone involved in the day and those who attended! We had some fantastic works submitted and we are highlighting here our prize winners! Oral Presentation Winner – Cailbhe Doherty Congratulations to Cailbhe for his fantastic presentation on “The LEARN Study: a prospective analysis of learner audience retention with multimedia instructional video lectures”. Not only was it a very topical talk for the increasing virtual presence of medical education, but also an extremely slick and well-designed talk. Oral Presentation Runner Up – Anna Harvey A huge well done to Anna who presented “What does success mean to medical students who identify as widening participation? An informal stakeholder scoping study and narrative review”. An excellently presented talk on a topic close to many of our hearts. We are very excited to hear...

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TASME 2021 Spring Conference: 10 Years of TASME


  On 15th May, the TASME community came together to celebrate TASME’s 10th Birthday, at the TASME 2021 Spring Conference, and what a celebration it was! TASME’s first virtual conference was attended by almost 300 delegates and was a packed day, rich with discussions and ideas across a wide range of education topics; from educating Out of Hours, to Experienced Based Learning, Inclusivity in the Curriculum and how to make the most of Social Media in Medical education. We heard from a panel of educators about their diverse journeys and destinations in medical education and their personal Top Tips. We were treated to three inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers; Dr Emma Vaux who enthused the audience to consider that they are Never too Busy to Learn, and gave practical tips to creating a working environment geared for learning. Professor Louise Dubras, who navigated the choppy waters of journeys in education, giving...

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The meaning of success

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 Anna Harvey is currently between her final year of medical school at King’s College London and an Academic Foundation post in the Northern Deanery. Her areas of interest in clinical education research are mainly around identity development and she hopes to be able to investigate this further during her academic time. Outside of medicine she aspires to adequacy in her other identities: daughter, sister, auntie, partner and friend. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived: this is to have succeeded.”   This passage, generally attributed to...

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"Low-Cost, High-fidelity 3D Printed Task Trainers" – Finding the right support for an idea


Krishan Nandapalan Krishan is a 4th year medical student at Newcastle University with a keen interest in acute medicine and the use of technology in healthcare, especially 3D printing. In his spare time, he likes playing games of all kinds and doing DIY projects. Krishan was awarded the ASME EDC Education Innovation Award 2020 for his work around 3D printing task trainers. Over the past year, I've been designing and 3D printing task trainers: models that healthcare professionals use to practise clinical procedures, like venipuncture arms. This started as what I'd call a 'project' borne out of my free time but grew into a venture that includes winning the ASME EDC Education Innovation Award 2020, preparing to publish research, and starting a business. Starting and progressing this project wasn’t always easy and I received considerable support from others along the way so I want to talk about the impact they had on...

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You could be an ASME Director

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ASME NEEDS YOU! Want to make an active contribution to ASME and its Aims and Mission?  ASME’s Board of Directors would like to invite applications from the membership to apply to join the Board as a Director for 12 months.  This is to enable interested members who wish to make an active contribution to ASME, gain experience and insight into how a Board operates, influence policy and/or ideas and to provide a fresh and possibly alternative viewpoints/ideas to the Board. The role will involve working with our Director of Networks on a project related to our Special Interest Groups.  Election of Directors by the Membership - process Should a member wish to nominate either themselves or another member to join the Board as a Director (limited to one position), they should submit a 300 word statement outlining their background and experience and what they consider they would bring to ASME generally...

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As we enter Pride month, ASME would like to highlight our strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Medical Education is an inclusive, supportive space and we at ASME are passionate about representing & providing a voice within MedEd for issues affecting all genders and sexualities. With this in mind, we would like to hear from our members and beyond about the challenges and opportunities affecting LGBTQ+ students, doctors, healthcare professionals, educators and patients in 2021. We would love to share your voice on our regular ASME blog - please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your perspectives this Pride month.  

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Announcing the New Leaders Award 2021 Winner

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  The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career. The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing  professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.  By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years. We are pleased  to announce the winner of the 2021 award: Dr Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University with the submission Leading the Foundation Year for Medicine: a widening participation initiative Personally, I am "over the moon" to receive this award in an area I am so passionate about. It is heart-warming to receive external...

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Winners announced: ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Awards 2021

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ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award ASME’s mission is to Advance Scholarship in Medical Education.  Many of our awards have supported individuals to achieve excellence in medical education but, of course, the organisation in which the individual is embedded can make a huge difference to their ability to achieve this excellence.  Therefore, we are delighted to introduce the ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award. This award is a non-monetary prize awarded to an institution that is a member of ASME and claims exceptional commitment to ‘Advancing Scholarship in Medical Education’ (i.e. research, evaluation, innovation, practitioner inquiry), including translation of medical education ‘evidence’ into policy or practice. A maximum of three awards were available for 2021, one from each of the following application categories: 1) Higher Education Institution (e.g. school/college of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, etc) 2) Healthcare provider (e.g. NHS Trust) 3) Other (e.g. charity, placement provider, royal college etc)....

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Disrupted Medical Education takes centre stage at ASME’s Annual Scholarship Meeting

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Medical Educators to discuss the challenges they are facing in 2021 and beyond The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is putting the focus on Disrupted Medical Education during its Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). The event will be held virtually on 8 and 9 July 2021. ASME Chair, Professor Sandra Nicholson, said: “This past year has been dominated by loss and disruption and like never before we have seen how medical challenges in one country can affect others. As a consequence, we believe that now is the time to discuss the centrality of medical education and how it needs to be shaped for future generations.” The ASM will feature four main sessions over the two days. The meeting incorporates single presenters as well as panel discussions. Professor Nisha Dogra,  Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education at the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester will address diversity in medical education and the challenges...

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Winner of Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award 2021 Announced

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ASME and Wiley have offered the Medical Education Travelling Fellowship for a number of years. This has been a successful award offering many recipients career developing medical education opportunities across the world. However, in these strange and different times we have taken the opportunity to review the award.  Therefore, ASME and Wiley are pleased to announce the launch of the Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award for 2021 which will provide funding of up to £2,000 to support an individual or a research group.  The aim of the Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award is to enable an individual or a research group to strengthen their contributions to health professional education research. The individual or team must demonstrate how the activities supported by the award will offer long-term enhancement of their capacity to engage in high quality conceptually grounded, methodologically rigorous, and programmatic research efforts such as those prioritized for publication in Medical Education. Applications must show commitment to a specific project and demonstrate how the award will...

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Local Rep Event: A collaboration between Dundee and Warwick Medical Schools on ‘Exploring Professional Identity Formation’

A collaboration between the local reps at Dundee and Warwick Medical Schools, this panel discussion on the topic of ‘Exploring Professional Identity Formation’ included a diverse panel of speakers consisting of a medical education researcher and a medical psychotherapist (and also medical educator) as well as two medical students – a qualified physician associate turned first year graduate-entry medical student from Warwick and a final year medic from Dundee. The event began with a presentation on professional identity delivered by Dr Lisi Gordon from Dundee who was then joined by Valentine Mberu, also from Dundee, and Dr Anne-Marie Chilton and Donya Mighty from Warwick. The panellists engaged in a discussion about what it means to establish your identity as a healthcare professional and specifically focussed on their experiences with it as women and women of colour. We believe there is a need for conversations around professional identity, as it will allow...

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