Remembering Dr Mei Ling Young


It is with sadness that ASME acknowledges the passing of Dr Mei Ling Young, Co-founder of IMU, and international medical educationalist. Many ASME members will have met Mei Ling at conferences as she was a regular contributer and active supporter of the learning and welfare of medical students. She was awarded ASME’s Gold Medal in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and also her continuing potential to shape the future of medical education. It is a pleasure to have known her and continue to promote her educational values.   Sandra Nicholson ASME Chair    

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Research Paper Award Winner Announcement

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            The Research Paper Award is hosted each year by the Education Research Committee (ERC) and is underpinned by the ASME goal of promotion of high-quality research into medical education. The shortlisted finalists for this prestigious award usually present at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). However due to the pandemic they presented as part of a Research Showcase for the ASMEBITESIZE programme on Wednesday 13th January, judged by a panel of ERC committee members. ASME are pleased to announce the winner of the ERC RPA 2020 as Dr Dawn Jackson from the University of Birmingham Medical School who presented her research Expectations and Experiences: The contribution of supervision to the professional development of postgraduate General Practice Trainees Dawn stated: “It's fantastic to have such a well-established platform to showcase research in Medical Education.  The insights, support and connections made through the ASME research award have...

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Launch of mentor training pilot By Bob McKinley and Simon Frazer

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  ASME mentoring pilot We are delighted to announce that ASME’s mentoring pilot is about to start. ‘We’ are Bob McKinley, the Director with responsibility for career groups and Simon Frazer from ‘Doctors Training’ which has been appointed as the training provider for the pilot. We are working toward having our first mentors’ training workshop in February 2021. However, because this is a pilot and correspondingly of small scale the mentors’ workshop will not be open to all members initially but if the pilot is successful, ASME plans to run more workshops. So, what is this all about? Many us will have had the privilege of having a colleague who has taken the time to be ‘interested’ in us and our career and given us the time and the space to talk and think about ourself and our career. They may have helped us think about where we are, where we...

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Announcing the recipients of the 2020 round of the EDC Education Innovation Award

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ASME’s Educator Development Committee (EDC) seeks to support and promote the personal and professional development of healthcare educators of all disciplines and to disseminate good practice in medical education. The ASME EDC Education Innovation Awards have been developed to highlight, promote and disseminate examples of innovative educational practice in healthcare professionals’ education. The value of this award is up to a maximum of £1,000 towards professional development expenses and one free registration for the ASME ASM. The ASME EDC Education Innovation Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual educator or team of educators to develop an educational innovation that demonstrates originality, is of practical significance, is applicable to educators in other centres and which may fill a gap in pedagogy. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Winners Krishan Nandapalan, Newcastle University, "Low-cost, High-fidelity 3D Printed Task Trainers" "I'm really thankful to ASME for recognising the work I put into this project and hope this...

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Announcing the recipients of the 2020 round of the EDC Educator Development Awards

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The Educator Development Committee (EDC) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education. The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses. We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipients:...

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