Mission

To focus on the development, support and role promotion of medical educators who come from a professional background other than medicine, and to explore and promote their skills and expertise. This SIG fulfils the need to provide a recognised and explicitly badged forum for this diverse range of professionals within ASME.

Aim

The principal aim of our group is to share our combined expertise and experiences in order to raise the profile of multidisciplinary educators.

Vision

  • To share knowledge and expertise regarding medical education.
  • To provide networking opportunities.
  • To offer a forum for members to seek support, advice or project collaboration.
  • To raise awareness of diversity of backgrounds of those working in medical education in terms of commonalities, challenges and unique skills.

History

Following a successful pop-up event at the 2019 ASM, the Multidisciplinary Educators Group (MEG) was officially formed in December 2019. 

How the SIG works

Overview

Name of this SIG?

Multidisciplinary Educators Group (MEG).

What is its purpose?

The principal aim of our group is to share our combined expertise and experiences in order to raise the profile of multidisciplinary educators.

What events and activities does it organise?

MEG is a recently establish group and as such the majority of sharing takes place via an online community of practice. An annual meeting will be held at the ASME ASM where the activity plan for the following year will be discussed.

How many members does it have?

It is early days for the group, and we are still growing

Constitution

Who Leads the SIG?

Dr Sonia Bussey.

How is the Lead decided?

Newly established group, to be decided in consultation with the members.

How long do they hold this position?

To be decided.

How is the SIG organised?

Committee structure to be determined.

How do I join this SIG?

All welcome at MEG events and meetings. Log into your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email meg@asme.org.uk.

Is there a cap on how many people can join?

The group has no cap. As this is largely a virtual group, anyone with an interest in this area is invited to join.

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?

  • Access to a community of practice
  • Updates and relevant information dissemination via website information and Twitter (@ASME_MEG)
  • To seek advice from a supportive group

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?

While there are no obligations, it is hoped that those who choose to join the group will engage in active debate in areas of interest to them and share expertise within the group.

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?

Update your individual membership account by logging in and updating your interest groups, and email the SIG lead on meg@asme.org.uk