Launch of mentor training pilot By Bob McKinley and Simon Frazer

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  ASME mentoring pilot We are delighted to announce that ASME’s mentoring pilot is about to start. ‘We’ are Bob McKinley, the Director with responsibility for career groups and Simon Frazer from ‘Doctors Training’ which has been appointed as the training provider for the pilot. We are working toward having our first mentors’ training workshop in February 2021. However, because this is a pilot and correspondingly of small scale the mentors’ workshop will not be open to all members initially but if the pilot is successful, ASME plans to run more workshops. So, what is this all about? Many us will have had the privilege of having a colleague who has taken the time to be ‘interested’ in us and our career and given us the time and the space to talk and think about ourself and our career. They may have helped us think about where we are, where we...

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Announcing the recipients of the 2020 round of the EDC Education Innovation Award

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ASME’s Educator Development Committee (EDC) seeks to support and promote the personal and professional development of healthcare educators of all disciplines and to disseminate good practice in medical education. The ASME EDC Education Innovation Awards have been developed to highlight, promote and disseminate examples of innovative educational practice in healthcare professionals’ education. The value of this award is up to a maximum of £1,000 towards professional development expenses and one free registration for the ASME ASM. The ASME EDC Education Innovation Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual educator or team of educators to develop an educational innovation that demonstrates originality, is of practical significance, is applicable to educators in other centres and which may fill a gap in pedagogy. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winners Krishan Nandapalan, Newcastle University, "Low-cost, High-fidelity 3D Printed Task Trainers" "I'm really thankful to ASME for recognising the work I put into this project and hope this...

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Announcing the recipients of the 2020 round of the EDC Educator Development Awards

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The Educator Development Committee (EDC) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education. The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses. We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients:...

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Announcement of Vacancy: ASME Director of Events (maternity cover)


ASME’s Board of Directors would like to invite applications from the membership to join the Board to provide Maternity Leave cover as Director of Events.   It is anticipated to be for a period of 12 months from January 2021.This opportunity will enable interested members who wish to make an active contribution to ASME, gain experience in involvement in organising large events, insight into how a Board operates, influence policy and/or ideas and to provide fresh and possibly alternative viewpoints/ideas to the Board.The Role description is attached here.Appointment of Directors by the Board processIf you would like to apply to join the Board as a Director, you should submit your CV and up to a 300 word statement outlining your background and experience and what you would bring to ASME generally and also specifically in terms of organising our events, for example our ASM.  Due to the current situation in the UK, this...

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ASME appoints Aileen Barrett as new editor for The Clinical Teacher

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Online journal to benefit from Aileen Barrett’s experience in medical education and communications. The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has appointed senior medical education and communications specialist Aileen Barrett as the new editor of its leading online journal The Clinical Teacher. With extensive experience as a medical education academic and research supervisor as well as a reviewer for medical publications, Aileen Barrett will be heading up the journal’s editorial board starting 1st December 2020. Her expertise is founded on a PhD in medical education and further backed up by a career as a clinical physiotherapist in Ireland and Australia.  The Clinical Teacher new editor Aileen Barrett said: “Working with the team of contributors and reviewers at The Clinical Teacher is a fantastic opportunity to combine my passions for educational research and clinical teaching. “The journal is among the most respected in its field. My aim is to build...

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