Patients: not sign offs

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 Written by Abbie Tutt, JASME. Abbie Tutt Twitter: @abbietutt I looked at my timetable this week. Some self-directed learning (result!), a day on labour ward and a scattering of clinics. Not too much then, should be able to cope, might even get some studying done this week. I had just finished a GP placement where I was commuting for a full hour and a half every day and was consequently shattered. I am relieved now to only be travelling 20 minutes up the road. As a final year student I can feel exams breathing down my neck. There’s pressure to perform at a finals standard despite it being over 2 years since I stepped foot on a labour ward. I’m determined to get sign offs completed early and attend all teaching, but time is precious, so I need to recognise when I am no longer learning and return home to revise....
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BHM: ASMEBITESIZE Highlights

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As part of Black History Month ASME is highlighting some of the relevant work we have showcased. In September last year Dr Anique Atherley (MedEd Travelling Fellowship 2019 Award Winner) presented an ASMEBITESIZE session on Diverse, dynamic and deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training (asme.org.uk).                  Hosted by the ASME Director for Publications, Dr Kim Walker, the session focussed on Anique's own empirical research into the social networks of undergraduate transitioning students. To access the video, presentation as well as Dr Atherley’s social network exercise from this fantastic ASMEBITESIZE session please follow this link; ASMEBITESIZE: Diverse, dynamic & deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training - YouTube
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BHM Message from Yvonne Mbaki, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion.

Please click here, https://asme.link/BHMVideoMessage, to see a message from Yvonne Mbaki, ASME's Lead for Equality and Inclusion, regarding Black History Month. We welcome your contributions for BHM and would be delighted for you to share your stories via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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BHM: ASMEBITESIZE Highlights

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  As part of Black History Month ASME is highlighting some of the relevant work we have showcased. In November last year Lydie Kitenge and Hazal Turunc presented an ASMEBITESIZE session on Representation In Medicine (asme.org.uk), hosted by Ed Whittaker our Co-chair of JASME.  They touched on the impact that imposter syndrome can have and also factors such as socioeconomic factors - both which play a role in inhibiting diversity and equality amongst aspiring medics. Students can often feel alienated from content being taught at medical school. For example, there is a lack of representation of different clinical signs on darker skin amongst medical textbooks and lectures. Lydie and Hazal want to ensure students do not feel this way and that a student’s background does not diminish their medical school experience. Through Journey2Med they want to raise awareness on a topic that has frequently been deemed as ‘uncomfortable’ and so often...
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JASME Local Rep of the Year

Haider Merchant JASME Local Rep of the Year 2021
Written by Haider Merchant, JASME.                   Haider Merchant Twitter: @HaiderMerchant3 It was through my developing love of Medical Education that I decided to become a Local Representative for JASME. Having previously completed an intercalated Masters degree in Clinical Education at the University of Exeter, I was exposed to the variety of opportunities Medical Education had to offer (e.g. Research, Assessments, Technology Enhanced Learning). I soon realised that teaching was merely one branch of the tree that is Medical Education. The JASME Local Representative role, therefore, afforded me with the opportunity to showcase the breadth and variety of opportunities that Medical Education has to offer medical students and foundation year one doctors. During my time as a JASME Local Representative, I particularly enjoyed working with students in my cluster group (Exeter, Plymouth, and Cardiff) to organise Medical Education events in our region. I was also...
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