Letter from Incubator for Clinical Education Research

The NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education Research is leading work to collaboratively set national priorities for research into the education and training of health and social care professionals. Providing a timely evidence base in this area will improve healthcare delivery for ultimate patient benefit. We hope you will be able to contribute to this work. This exercise is in two parts: 1.      An on-line survey to identify stakeholders’ ideas for areas of unmet need in clinical education research. This will be a two-part ‘Delphi’-like exercise. The first part is available here, and should take around 15 minutes to complete. 2.      An in-person event, to be held at Friends House in central London on Wednesday 5th October to review survey findings and consider how priority areas can be funded, communicated and findings implemented in order to achieve sustainable benefits. Professor Waljit Dhillo (Dean of NIHR Academy) and Professor Dame Jane Dacre (Chair of the UKMED Advisory Board) will speak at this event. The online survey provides an opportunity to express interest in attending, or...

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ASME to welcome Ukranian delegate at ASM

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ASME looks forward to welcoming a new JASME member, who has taken up the offer of free membership for medical and healthcare students of Ukraine, to the upcoming Annual Scholarship Meeting in July. By funding their place to the conference, we hope that they can enjoy being a part of and networking with the ASME community, benefiting from other people’s scholarship and research as well as sharing their own ideas and experiences. As a small charity we wanted to do something tangible and we are delighted that JASME have been proactive in supporting ASME’s pledge, by offering funding to a UK-based Ukrainian medical student enabling them to attend the ASM in Aberdeen. The JASME Chair, Ed Whittaker, and the JASME Committee are excited to show them all the conference has to offer.

Joint ASME / GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards - New Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Category added from 2022

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Joint ASME / GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards -  New Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Category added from 2022   The Joint ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education awards are a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC in 2015. They are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development, and innovation. The awards initially invited applications on a wide range of issues across the continuum of medical education with three core categories – undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development. ASME and the GMC strongly support the need for further research in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) and together have decided to introduce a new submission category within the now well-established joint ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards. The ASME Diversity and Inclusion strategy aims to embed the principles of diversity and inclusivity throughout the whole of the ASME organisation, with one of its key objectives being to...

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ASME ENRICH Opportunities


This year, ASME is proud to announce the  launch a new diversity initiative called ENRICH Opportunities which will run every year during the annual conference. The ASME ENRICH Opportunities offers an exciting experience for a selected number of pupils in S5 or S6 in the summer of 2022 to attend the ASME annual conference for free. This national initiative is designed to actively support young people interested in developing their interests and insight into the field of medical and healthcare education. Greater diversity within the healthcare profession is a goal that benefits us all. The ASME ENRICH Opportunities is committed to seeking out talented students and is aimed at raising aspirations and attainment among school-aged individuals. This year we are proud to be collaborating with REACH, which is hosted at the University of Aberdeen and is another innovative national programme with the overall aim of widening access to high demand professions...

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Announcing the Research Paper Award 2022 Finalists

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ASME’s Education Research Committee are please to announce the finalists of the 2022 round of the RPA. Applicants were requested to submit their research paper describing research that was complete at time of submission. The submissions were judged against the following criteria: Novelty of subject matter or approach within the field of medical education research. Contribution to the field of medical education research.A clear statement of rationale with a relevant gap in literature identified.Clearly stated research question(s) and/or aims and objectives that are in concordance with the research design.Clear rationale for the methodological / theoretical approach taken.Findings from results clearly reported and the new knowledge generated by the study clearly stated.Relevant discussion and justified conclusions presented with recommendations and / or relevance to practice outlinedThe paper/submission should be unpublished at the time of application as it has to be original With all submissions being of high quality, the award assessors awarded finalists places to...

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