Announcement of ASME Gold Medal Recipient 2021

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ASME award the Gold Medal annually and it is open to highly experienced scholars who have made outstanding national/international contributions to medical education research, innovation, evaluation or practitioner inquiry and who are nominated for the award by an ASME member. The nominee themselves does not need to be an ASME member.  There are no age, nationality, professional, occupational or other barriers to being considered for the award. Preference will be given to individuals who remain active in the field of medical education scholarship. The award thereby is intended to be forward-looking as well as valuing past achievements. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 award is Erik Driessen, Professor in the School of Health Profession Education at Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Editor in Chief of the Journal Perspectives on Medical Education. “I’m deeply honoured to be awarded ASME’s Gold Medal. It’s a huge recognition of the work of...

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JASME and ASME are delighted to announce the winner of the Student Innovation Prize 2021

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The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students. We offer one award each year to medical students for innovation in the field of medical education. The awards are to encourage and reward students who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education. Student Innovation Prize Applicants were asked to submit a description of their work, detailing how and why the innovation has been implemented and how this has changed educational practice. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 prize is Charles Taylor, Queen Mary's University of London with their submission The efficacy of Interdisciplinary Near-Peer Teaching within neuroanatomical education – a pilot study 'I am thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the JASME Student...

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ASME Mindfulness in Medical Education Research Award 2021

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One of the intentions of the ASME special interest group Mindfulness in Medical Education is to support the undertaking and dissemination of wellbeing-related research.  The ASME-MiME research award is designed to provide a student of healthcare (undergraduate student or postgraduate student in training) with the opportunity to undertake a piece of research related to mindfulness and wellbeing in medical education. This is in recognition for the need for further high-quality research-based evidence related to wellbeing in medical education. It also recognises the need to change the perception of wellbeing in medical education. Mental health problems including stress, depression, burnout, and vicarious trauma are not uncommon amongst healthcare workers. Such issues have been highlighted further this year by the COVID pandemic. By addressing our mental health needs directly, promoting ways of cultivating resilience and wellbeing within our healthcare workforce and founding and promoting an environment within healthcare which is supportive of such attitudes...

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ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

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#excellentmeded2020 The “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and they are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development and innovation.  This is in response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training, through supporting capacity building and increasing the volume of high-quality medical education research. Applications using quantitative or qualitative, established or innovative methods will be welcome.  All ASME members who are based in the UK are eligible to apply, provided their organisation is capable of fulfilling the role of a research sponsor (e.g. an NHS organisation, academic institution).  ASME and the GMC do not name specific topic areas and welcome applications on a wide range of issues, across the continuum of medical education: Undergraduate  Postgraduate / Continuing Professional Development   In 2020, three awards were available up to the...

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JASME and ASME are delighted to announce the winner of the Foundation Innovation Prize 2021

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The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students and junior doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students. One of the prizes we are pleased to offer is one award each year to a Foundation Doctor for innovation in the field of medical education. The award is to encourage and reward individuals who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education. It is open to Foundation Year doctors who have undertaken a project or piece of work surrounding an original and innovative idea within medical education. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 prize is Philippa Clery (University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust) and University of Bristol) with their submission Sustainability in Quality Improvement (SusQI) in undergraduate medical education  On hearing the good news,...

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