ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards 2020 – Winners Announced

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#excellentmeded2020 The “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and they are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development and innovation.  This is in response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training, through supporting capacity building and increasing the volume of high-quality medical education research. Applications using quantitative or qualitative, established or innovative methods will be welcome.  All ASME members who are based in the UK are eligible to apply, provided their organisation is capable of fulfilling the role of a research sponsor (e.g. an NHS organisation, academic institution).  ASME and the GMC do not name specific topic areas and welcome applications on a wide range of issues, across the continuum of medical education: Undergraduate  Postgraduate / Continuing Professional Development   In 2020, three awards were available up to the...

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JASME and ASME are delighted to announce the winner of the Foundation 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 and junior doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students. One of the prizes we are pleased to offer is one award each year to a Foundation Doctor for innovation in the field of medical education. The award is to encourage and reward individuals who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education. It is open to Foundation Year doctors who have undertaken a project or piece of work surrounding an original and innovative idea within medical education. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 prize is Philippa Clery (University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust) and University of Bristol) with their submission Sustainability in Quality Improvement (SusQI) in undergraduate medical education  On hearing the good news,...

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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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Our Education Research Committee is Recruiting

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The Interim Chair of the Education Research Committee, Dr Alison Ledger, would like to bring to your attention vacancies that have arisen on the ERC.   There are 3 places available on the committee from 1st June 2021 for a period of 3 years, with an opportunity to be re-elected for a second term thereafter.   These positions are open to any individual member of ASME who wishes to self-nominate. We are looking for people who: are research enthusiasts who wish to develop medical education research and its communitieshave time to commit to the ERC and actively work on the ERC agenda by developing, designing and delivering on key strategies   We particularly welcome applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.   The time commitment for this role varies significantly across the year, clustered around two key events (ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) in July and Researching Medical Education (RME) Conference in November). It is anticipated that you would be able to put aside up to 6...

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Announcement of Research Paper Award (RPA) 2021 Finalists

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ASME’s Education Research Committee are please to announce the finalists of the 2021 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...

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