Review of ‘Miro’ a collaborative online white-board used at a TASME Workshop

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    Review of ‘Miro’ a collaborative online white-board used at the TASME Workshop ‘Clinical Teaching Problems: Pop Up Peer Solutions’ at the Ten Years of TASME: TASME’s Travel Through Time Conference As part of the TASME Conference ‘Ten Years of TASME: TASME’s Travel Through Time’ in association with MedAll on Saturday 15th May, a few of the TASME committee members decided to run a workshop entitled ‘Clinical Teaching Problems: Pop Up Peer Solutions’. The TASME committee identified some clear challenges when we, as trainees, design, deliver and evaluate clinical teaching so we wanted to create a buzzing hive-mind whereby other trainees could gather to discuss their own challenges and help one another to come up with peer-peer solutions. Before the workshop, the TASME committee collected common clinical teaching problems from their peers, colleagues and from the international Medical Education community via Twitter. The workshop started by introducing some common themes...

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The President's Medal 2021

The President's Medal I am delighted to announce that this years' recipient of the ASME President's Medal is Emeritus Professor John Cookson.  John has had a long and distinguished career in medical education and has made a substantial contribution both at a national and international level.  He continues to be at the forefront of education in his role as Development Dean for the three counties medical school, University of  Worcester. This appointment capitalised on his vast experience, principally in undergraduate education across three other medical schools. He is a long-serving member of ASME and has, for many years, been the backbone and driver of the psychometrics special interest group bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm, and contributing to the strategic direction of the ASME board. John qualified as a doctor at Birmingham medical school and went on to become a  consultant physician with a special interest in respiratory disease in Leicester. His...

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ASME Small Grants 2021 Recipients

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The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), which includes in its goals, the promotion of high quality research into medical education, annually invites Members (including undergraduate student members and employees of institutions that are members of the Association) to submit bids for small grants to support a research study in the field of medical or other healthcare education. ASME welcomes submissions from new as well as established researchers. ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. Some educational research projects require modest amounts of funding to cover expenses such as focus group attendance, travel, and simulated patient fees. These grants are intended to assist such projects. All recipients of the Small Grants award are contractually obligated to produce an end of project report to the ASME Board and to make, via open licence, any teaching / learning resource produced, available via ASME’s website to its membership.  The maximum award per individual...

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TASME 2021 Spring Conference: 10 Years of TASME


  On 15th May, the TASME community came together to celebrate TASME’s 10th Birthday, at the TASME 2021 Spring Conference, and what a celebration it was! TASME’s first virtual conference was attended by almost 300 delegates and was a packed day, rich with discussions and ideas across a wide range of education topics; from educating Out of Hours, to Experienced Based Learning, Inclusivity in the Curriculum and how to make the most of Social Media in Medical education. We heard from a panel of educators about their diverse journeys and destinations in medical education and their personal Top Tips. We were treated to three inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers; Dr Emma Vaux who enthused the audience to consider that they are Never too Busy to Learn, and gave practical tips to creating a working environment geared for learning. Professor Louise Dubras, who navigated the choppy waters of journeys in education, giving...

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TASME 2021 Conference Prize Winners


  TASME 2021 conference was a massive success, and one worth of celebrating our 10-year birthday. We would like to thank everyone involved in the day and those who attended! We had some fantastic works submitted and we are highlighting here our prize winners! Oral Presentation Winner – Cailbhe Doherty Congratulations to Cailbhe for his fantastic presentation on “The LEARN Study: a prospective analysis of learner audience retention with multimedia instructional video lectures”. Not only was it a very topical talk for the increasing virtual presence of medical education, but also an extremely slick and well-designed talk. Oral Presentation Runner Up – Anna Harvey A huge well done to Anna who presented “What does success mean to medical students who identify as widening participation? An informal stakeholder scoping study and narrative review”. An excellently presented talk on a topic close to many of our hearts. We are very excited to hear...

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