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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ASME NEEDS YOU! Join the Board as Honorary Treasurer

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    ASME’s Board of Directors would like to invite applications from the membership to join the Board as Honorary Treasurer.   This is for a term of 3 years with an anticipated start date of May 2021. This a great opportunity to make an active contribution to ASME, gain insight into how a Board operates, influence policy and/or ideas and to provide fresh and possibly alternative viewpoints/ ideas to the Board. The Role description is attached HERE The successful candidate will have experience of organisational accounting or an MBA as a fundamental understanding of this is required to undertake this role and provide advice and oversight to the Board. Appointment of Directors by the Board process If you would like to apply, please should submit your CV and a 300 word statement outlining your background and experience and what you would bring to ASME generally and also specifically in terms of overseeing our...

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New award supporting clinical teachers and early career researchers

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The Clinical Teacher 'New Voices in Health Professions Education' award As a journal, The Clinical Teacher’s scope and purpose is to provide clinical teachers with access to scholarly work that will inform their teaching; to publish research that will improve the quality of education and to facilitate conversations and debates that will push the boundaries of our knowledge and skills. As part of this agenda, TCT, along with ASME and Wiley, have launched a new initiative to support professional development opportunities for early-career researchers and clinical teachers. The ‘New Voices in Health Professions Education’ award is a unique programme in which the successful applicants will have the opportunity to work remotely alongside our editorial team for twelve months to build skills in peer review, feedback and professional writing in health professions education research. As an international and interprofessional journal, we particularly welcome applicants from all healthcare professions and geographic regions, particularly those...

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Introducing ASME’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy

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  We are pleased to announce ASME’s new equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) webpage (https://www.asme.org.uk/diversity). In wanting to lead by example, as an organisation, we acknowledge that we are nowhere near perfect, hence our intentional effort around equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI). The recent development of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2020-2022) showcases our commitment to embedding the principles of diversity and inclusion throughout ASME, fostering a culture that attracts and retains diverse talent and perspectives, as well as maximising participation of our members both nationally and internationally. Our goal with this webpage is to provide our members with insight into ASME’s Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy and ASME’s EDI policy. What is more, core to our ethos is reassuring ASME members that diversity and inclusivity is integral across all of ASME’s work including our awards, when planning events, undertaking public engagement, implementing mentoring schemes and recruiting ASME directors and chairs of...

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Perspectives of multidisciplinary professionals involved in medical education

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The Multidisciplinary Educators Group (MEG) is a newly established special interest group within the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).  We are keen to explore the views of a diverse range of professionals who work within medical education in order to inform the priorities and goals of this new group.  Whatever your medical education role or professional background, clinical or not, we want to hear from you! The principal aim of MEG is to share our combined expertise and experiences in order to raise the profile of multidisciplinary educators.  We will achieve this by focusing on the development, support and role promotion of medical educators who come from a professional background other than medicine, and by exploring and promoting their skills and expertise.  Our vision is: -  To share knowledge and expertise regarding medical education. -  To provide networking opportunities. -  To offer a forum for members to seek...

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