Events

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Online event on the 28th of January 2022.

Highly interactive and experiential full-day online event.

As well as collaborative workshops, there will be opportunities for participating in mindfulness meditation sessions throughout the day giving the day a feel of a semi-retreat.

For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE.

 

Mission

Mindfulness and meditative practices are important, evidence-based approaches to maintaining wellbeing in many settings including healthcare. Mindfulness in Medical Education (MiME) is a Special Interest Group intending to create and disseminate knowledge and scholarship of mindfulness in medical education, enabling networking and collaboration across members and other special interest groups.

Aim

To raise awareness about the importance of mindfulness in a healthcare context through discussion, sharing of best practice and networking. The SIG also aims to support its members to undertake and disseminate wellbeing-related scholarship within healthcare professions.

Vision

  • To support the wellbeing of medical students and those employed in medical education through research, teaching and sharing good practice.
  • To encourage networking between colleagues and institutions in order to foster conversations and collaborations relating to mindfulness and meditative practices in medical education.
  • With specific reference to the inclusion of mindfulness and meditative practices in curriculums to consider how to integrate wellbeing into medical curriculums more explicitly.
  • To encourage established and new researchers to undertake studies that consider the inclusion of mindfulness and meditative practices in medical education.
  • To establish and maintain connections with ASME-based and external organisations in order to further our objective to develop the teaching of wellbeing and mindful meditative practices in medical education.
  • To work towards best practice guidelines and training for mindfulness teachers who are aiming to introduce mindfulness and meditative practices into medical curriculums.

History

MiME was created in 2017 by Ms Ruth Sugden and Dr Helen Bintley with the aim being to increase the visibility of mindfulness as a strategy for wellbeing and wellbeing-related research within healthcare professions education.

How the SIG works

Overview

Name of this SIG?

Mindfulness in Medical Education.

What is its purpose?

To raise awareness about the importance of mindfulness in a healthcare context through discussion, sharing of best practice and networking.

What events and activities does it organise?

Various mindfulness events throughout the year.

How many members does it have?

70+ and growing.

Constitution 

Who Leads the SIG?

Michael Atkinson.

How is the Lead decided?

The lead changes through two-yearly elections at the ASME ASM.

How long do they hold this position?

2 Years.

How is the SIG organised?

The SIG is organised in a dynamic way, responding to change. Currently we communicate through the official ASME email and face-to-face events. The SIG leads are also happy to come and talk to institutions and departments about the work that MiME does.

How do I join this SIG?

Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead on mime@asme.org.uk
There are roles within the SIG that are up for election two-yearly in July. Please email mime@asme.org.uk for info.

Is there a cap on how many people can join?

Not currently.

Being a member of this SIG

What can I expect from the SIG if I join?

  • Support and advice
  • Sharing best practice with other medical schools

What will the SIG expect from me if I join?

As above.

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 part of this SIG? 

Login to your individual membership account and update your interest group preferences, and email the SIG lead mime@asme.org.uk