TASME 2021 Spring Conference: 10 Years of TASME

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  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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Announcing the New Leaders Award 2021 Winner

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  The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career. The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing  professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.  By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years. We are pleased  to announce the winner of the 2021 award: Dr Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University with the submission Leading the Foundation Year for Medicine: a widening participation initiative Personally, I am "over the moon" to receive this award in an area I am so passionate about. It is heart-warming to receive external...

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Disrupted Medical Education takes centre stage at ASME’s Annual Scholarship Meeting

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Medical Educators to discuss the challenges they are facing in 2021 and beyond The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is putting the focus on Disrupted Medical Education during its Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). The event will be held virtually on 8 and 9 July 2021. ASME Chair, Professor Sandra Nicholson, said: “This past year has been dominated by loss and disruption and like never before we have seen how medical challenges in one country can affect others. As a consequence, we believe that now is the time to discuss the centrality of medical education and how it needs to be shaped for future generations.” The ASM will feature four main sessions over the two days. The meeting incorporates single presenters as well as panel discussions. Professor Nisha Dogra,  Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education at the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester will address diversity in medical education and the challenges...

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TASME Awards: Deadlines Approaching

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  Teaching Innovation & Excellence (TIE) Prize 2021 Closing Date: 26th March 2021 The prize recognises talent and ingenuity displayed by those embarking on a career in medical education. The prize will be primarily focused on recognising teaching, but consideration will be given to entries that showcase other relevant educational activity. Candidates will self-nominate through the application process to demonstrate their teaching innovation and excellence. The application will consist of a structured written application form and may be supported by links to other appropriate media (e.g. websites, video or additional materials to help illustrate the innovation). Group applications will be considered, but the input of each individual within the group must be made explicitly clear and only one member of the group will be able to present for the prize if shortlisted. Applicants may be asked to provide a named supporter (e.g. educational supervisor or mentor) to provide further supporting evidence after...

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JASME and ASME are delighted to announce the inaugural winners of the Group Innovation Prize 2021

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  The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and early career professionals. One of the most important elements of this research is collaboration. Therefore, we are pleased to offer one award each year to a group of medical students and doctors for innovation in the field of medical education. Applications were welcome from groups of members who had already undertaken a project or piece or work surrounding an innovative and original idea within medical education. Applicants were to submit a description of their work and address how and why the innovation has been implemented, and how this has changed educational practice. Our 2021 winners are Conor Rankin, Conor J McCann and John M Bayram, who are all FY2 at The University of...

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