Mission

The Medical Educators Involved in Student Support (MEDISS) group seeks to support medical educators and to create a forum for discussion and to promote dissemination of relevant good practice and innovation.

Aim

To develop a national community of practice to ensure all our medical students are effectively supported during their training.

Vision

  • To determine areas of best practice of effective medical student support
  • To develop, share and disseminate new initiatives and information
  • To encourage publication of support initiatives e.g. by publishing articles in ASME's journals, Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher
  • To establish a national network of medical educators involved in student support
  • To collect and articulate group views to appropriate consultations processes

History

How the SIG works

Overview

Name of this SIG?

Medical Educators Involved in Student Support (MEDISS).

What is its purpose?

To develop a national community of practice to ensure all our medical students are effectively supported during their training.

    Objectives:

  • To determine areas of best practice of effective medical student support
  • To develop, share and disseminate new initiatives and information
  • To encourage publication of support initiatives e.g. by publishing articles in ASME's journals, Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher
  • To establish a national network of medical educators involved in student support
  • To collect and articulate group views to appropriate consultations processes

What events and activities does it organise?

  • A day conference/ meeting 
  • Pop-up events where relevant
  • Meeting at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting each year

How many members does it have?

 

Constitution

Who Leads the SIG?

Dr Pam Hagan, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham.

Dr Shirley Rigby, School of Medicine, University of Warwick.

How is the Lead decided?

The two leads set the SIG up in 2018 however once it is established, we will ask membership to nominate future leads. It is envisaged that a new lead will be appointed every 3 years.

How long do they hold this position?

3 Years.

How is the SIG organised?

How do I join this SIG?

Log into your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on mediss@asme.org.uk.

Is there a cap on how many people can join?

Currently there is not a cap.

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?

  • Access to a community of practice
  • Regular updates and relevant information dissemination via website information and Twitter
  • Space to advertise your student support events to an interested audience

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?

Attendance and participation in least one event per year.

Will it cost anything to join this SIG?

No, your ASME membership allows you to join as many SIGs as you wish. 
 

What do I do if I no longer wish to be a member of this SIG?

Log into your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on mediss@asme.org.uk.