"Low-Cost, High-fidelity 3D Printed Task Trainers" – Finding the right support for an idea
Krishan Nandapalan
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 aro...
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Local Rep Event: A collaboration between Dundee and Warwick Medical Schools on ‘Exploring Professional Identity Formation’
Stanimir Stoilov
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 phys...
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Local Rep Event at Liverpool: ‘How to teach, for healthcare students’
Jacob Bloor
‘How to teach, for healthcare students’ was organised by JASME Liverpool University representatives and targeted students across a variety of disciplines inclusive of medical students in all years of their course. Prior to the event, it was recognised that teaching is a core component of being a junior doctor, however most medical students do not r...
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Methodology in Medical Education: misunderstood and underrepresented
Keegan Curlewis
Keegan Curlewis is a final year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He is co-lead of the Events subteam of JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education). I am coming towards the end of my medical school journey. On reflection over the past five years, I can recall having lectures on almost every part of the body a...
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Video Abstracts – Are they a WP Disaster?
Ryan Devlin
When examining equality and equity, there is quite a prominent image: Three people, an adult, a child, and a person in a wheelchair, trying to look over a fence. The adult can see, the other two cannot. Equality gives them each a single box to stand on to see. The adult, who could already see over the fence, can see even further. The child can now ...
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Studying your own illness – A Quirk of Medical Education
Abbie Tutt
Picture this. You’re a medical student sitting in a lecture theatre, learning about a condition in which you are already an expert; not because you have seen a patient with the condition before, but because you have lived the real experience yourself. As Henry Marsh explores in “Do No Harm”, medical students often develop a false understanding that...
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Soul-Searching Thoughts about Identity in Healthcare
Setthasorn Zhi Yang Ooi
  Before I delve into my piece today, I think it is important for me to give readers a bit of an introduction about myself. My name is Setthasorn and I am a 3rd Year medical student at Cardiff University. I was born and raised in Malaysia, a beautiful country located in Southeast Asia. Fun fact: I am one-eighth Thai and seven-eighths Chinese. ...
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In Plain Sight – A View on One Element of the Hidden Curriculum
Ryan Devlin
Ryan is a medical student at the University of Edinburgh, and co-chair of JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education).  There are no bad students, only bad teachers. Whilst this quote, from the wonderful film “The Karate Kid”, does not quite acknowledge the shared responsibility for learning that teacher and student have, the...
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#ASM2021 Call for Abstracts Now Open!
Shafaq Adnan
  We are delighted to announce that the call for abstracts for our upcoming 2021 Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) is now open! This year’s ASM will be a virtual conference, which will take place over two days, Thursday 8th – Friday 9th July. We are all testament to the fact that the way we teach and work was significantly disrupted during 2020...
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How work has become my wellbeing
Richard Phillips
Richard Phillips is an Academic FY1 Doctor in Birmingham interested in helping to bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical medicine.   This one goes out to anyone starting a new chapter of their lives during the 2020 lockdown measures. I am an FY1 doctor who started work in June 2020, during the first peak of the COVID-1...
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Foundation interim year 1 (FiY1) – success or failure?
Richard Phillips
  Richard Phillips is an Academic FY1 Doctor in Birmingham interested in helping to bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical medicine. Having recently been a member of the cohort of 2020 graduating medics I have experienced firsthand the FiY1 programme (henceforth referred to as “interim”). This hastily concocted program...
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Local Rep Nottingham Event: What is MedEd? With Professor Gillian Doody
Pradipta Debnath
Pradipta Debnath      Pradipta, originally from Bangladesh, is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Nottingham. His interest in MedEd led him to become the local rep for JASME and organise this event. Other interests include medical research, leadership and neuroscience and he is also the founding president of the 'Notting...
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