ASME Social Media Intern Scheme
Are you a medic who loves a Tweet? Are you an Instagram guru, or a Snapchat celeb? We want your help to change the world of medical education social media.
SoMe is becoming increasingly influential in MedEd, acting as a key cog in disseminating good practice, facilitating debate and enabling important connections between educators. Therefore, last year we ran our first Social Media Intern scheme. Our Interns were supported to develop innovations across a variety of online platforms, attended ASME events and presented their work at conferences.
So, we’re back for more! If you’re interested in medical education and SoMe, we want your help. We want you to work with ASME and our partner journals Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher to create exciting SoMe resources. This is a great opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain mentorship and work alongside some of the most experienced and influential members of the medical education community.
These will be voluntary, one-year positions. Each SoMe Intern will be supported to develop a social media project of their choice, which may include some financial support. All successful SoMe Interns will be invited to present their work at ASME’s next Annual Scholarship Meeting (with registration covered by ASME and support for travel and accommodation).
Entries should respond to ONE of the following three questions:
- Have you ever used social media platforms to run an effective medical education project? Please explain your initiative, detailing evidence of creativity and efficacy.
- How would you innovate using a medical education blog?
- How would you develop a social media project which has value for research?
Applications will be assessed based on their demonstration of:
- Effective communication in the context of social media
- Creative use of one or more social media platforms
- Ability to reflect on lessons learned during SoMe experiences
- Understanding of the risks and threats associated with SoMe
- Passion, enthusiasm and commitment to innovate in Technology Enhanced Learning
- Awareness of effective marketing or branding strategies
Entries are open to all ASME members, though this scheme will particularly welcome medical student entries. ASME would particularly welcome those with experience of blogging, though this is not essential.
The SoMe Internship
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