New award supporting clinical teachers and early career researchers

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The Clinical Teacher 'New Voices in Health Professions Education' award As a journal, The Clinical Teacher’s scope and purpose is to provide clinical teachers with access to scholarly work that will inform their teaching; to publish research that will improve the quality of education and to facilitate conversations and debates that will push the boundaries of our knowledge and skills. As part of this agenda, TCT, along with ASME and Wiley, have launched a new initiative to support professional development opportunities for early-career researchers and clinical teachers. The ‘New Voices in Health Professions Education’ award is a unique programme in which the successful applicants will have the opportunity to work remotely alongside our editorial team for twelve months to build skills in peer review, feedback and professional writing in health professions education research. As an international and interprofessional journal, we particularly welcome applicants from all healthcare professions and geographic regions, particularly those...

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Introducing ASME’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy

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  We are pleased to announce ASME’s new equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) webpage (https://www.asme.org.uk/diversity). In wanting to lead by example, as an organisation, we acknowledge that we are nowhere near perfect, hence our intentional effort around equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI). The recent development of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2020-2022) showcases our commitment to embedding the principles of diversity and inclusion throughout ASME, fostering a culture that attracts and retains diverse talent and perspectives, as well as maximising participation of our members both nationally and internationally. Our goal with this webpage is to provide our members with insight into ASME’s Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy and ASME’s EDI policy. What is more, core to our ethos is reassuring ASME members that diversity and inclusivity is integral across all of ASME’s work including our awards, when planning events, undertaking public engagement, implementing mentoring schemes and recruiting ASME directors and chairs of...

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Perspectives of multidisciplinary professionals involved in medical education

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The Multidisciplinary Educators Group (MEG) is a newly established special interest group within the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).  We are keen to explore the views of a diverse range of professionals who work within medical education in order to inform the priorities and goals of this new group.  Whatever your medical education role or professional background, clinical or not, we want to hear from you! The principal aim of MEG is to share our combined expertise and experiences in order to raise the profile of multidisciplinary educators.  We will achieve this by focusing on the development, support and role promotion of medical educators who come from a professional background other than medicine, and by exploring and promoting their skills and expertise.  Our vision is: -  To share knowledge and expertise regarding medical education. -  To provide networking opportunities. -  To offer a forum for members to seek...

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Remembering Dr Mei Ling Young

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It is with sadness that ASME acknowledges the passing of Dr Mei Ling Young, Co-founder of IMU, and international medical educationalist. Many ASME members will have met Mei Ling at conferences as she was a regular contributer and active supporter of the learning and welfare of medical students. She was awarded ASME’s Gold Medal in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and also her continuing potential to shape the future of medical education. It is a pleasure to have known her and continue to promote her educational values.   Sandra Nicholson ASME Chair    

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Research Paper Award Winner Announcement

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            The Research Paper Award is hosted each year by the Education Research Committee (ERC) and is underpinned by the ASME goal of promotion of high-quality research into medical education. The shortlisted finalists for this prestigious award usually present at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). However due to the pandemic they presented as part of a Research Showcase for the ASMEBITESIZE programme on Wednesday 13th January, judged by a panel of ERC committee members. ASME are pleased to announce the winner of the ERC RPA 2020 as Dr Dawn Jackson from the University of Birmingham Medical School who presented her research Expectations and Experiences: The contribution of supervision to the professional development of postgraduate General Practice Trainees Dawn stated: “It's fantastic to have such a well-established platform to showcase research in Medical Education.  The insights, support and connections made through the ASME research award have...

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