ASME Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) SIG one-day online network event

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  The recent escalation of the digital tools and skills in teaching and learning reinforces the need for robust scholarship in this aspect of medical education. The ASME Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) SIG held a one-day online network event on Monday 28th March to provide the opportunity for ASME members to explore some of the many aspects of digital teaching and learning, and identify key areas that need further scholarship to benefit medical education. The programme included: Digital agility in post-pandemic medical education: myths and reality - Clare Thomson (Digital Education and Enhancement Consultant, Office for Digital Learning, Ulster University) exposed four unhelpful common myths in digital education and outlined helpful, evidence-based realities that benefit learners.Cost-Effective and Tailored: 3D Printing in Medical Education - Amirmohammad Heidari and Maryam Borumand (medical students at the University of Buckingham Medical School) gave a helpful overview of 3D printing in health education and training, and...

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ASME announces winner of coveted 2022 Gold Medal

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Professor John McLachlan of University of Central Lancashire scoops top prize ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) is pleased to announce the winner of its 2022 Gold Medal is Professor John McLachlan of UClan - University of Central Lancashire, School of Medicine. This annual prize is awarded to highly experienced scholars in recognition of their outstanding lifetime contributions to medical education, research and innovation.  Professor McLachlan previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Education, the world-leading journal of ASME. His research work has ranged widely, from quantitative psychometric studies on the factors which predict who will make a good doctor, to qualitative work on the use of arts and humanities in medical education. In particular, his work on how anatomy should be taught in medical schools has proved influential world-wide in bringing about a shift of focus from the preserved cadaver to the living patient. He has advised national bodies...

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#ASM2022 Call for Abstracts

by Shafaq Adnan The call for abstracts for our upcoming 2022 Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) is open! This year’s ASM will be taking place in Aberdeen over the course of three days, Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th July.  We are all testament to the fact that the way we teach and work was significantly disrupted during the pandemic. Following on from last year’s theme of ‘Disrupted Medical Education’, our theme this year is ‘Future proof medical education: practical wisdom and adapting to change’.   There are 3 categories of presentation this year.   1. Oral Presentation The assessment panel will award these presentation slots to those submissions of the highest quality.Presenters of papers accepted as oral presentations are expected to present their work in parallel session and receive feedback during the session.Format: 10 minutes for presentation / 5 minutes for comments and feedback. 2. E-Poster Presentation E-poster presentations are invited for research and...

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ASME’s 2022 Annual Scholarship Meeting awards now open for submissions

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ASME’s strategic aim is to advance scholarship in medical education, and we offer a wide range of awards delivered at our Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) every year. These awards encompass all stages and types of medical education careers to reflect our diverse and international membership and aim to cover all aspects of scholarship, including innovation, evaluation, research and practitioner inquiry. We are pleased to announce that applications for ASME’s ASM awards for 2022 are now open and welcomed from first-time applicants and from members based anywhere in the world (unless an award states explicitly this is not the case). ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. 2022 ASME’s ASM awards are: ASME ASM Communication Prize JASME ASM Communication Prize TASME ASM Communication Prize TEL ASM Prize Details of all ASME’s awards can be found HERE. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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Interview with Professor Clare Morris, keynote speaker at RME2021

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ASME events team interviewed Professor Clare Morris (University of Cambridge) who will be delivering a plenary talk and a workshop at this year's Researching Medical Education Conference (RME2021).    A: The title of your keynote at RME 2021 is “Putting research skills to work: becoming an agile medical educator”. Why did you choose to deliver this talk in this year’s conference, and what can delegates get from it? C: A key element of ASME’s mission is to promote scholarship in medical education and they do this in a number of ways, not least fostering the types of medical education research activity that can shape and inform our practice as educators. I am delighted to have the opportunity to examine the ways in which research can inform our practice and how our practice can inform our research. I hope that delegates will use this to consider the many ways in which they can become research literate medical educators...

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