ASME’s 2022 Annual Scholarship Meeting awards now open for submissions

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ASME’s strategic aim is to advance scholarship in medical education, and we offer a wide range of awards delivered at our Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) every year. These awards encompass all stages and types of medical education careers to reflect our diverse and international membership and aim to cover all aspects of scholarship, including innovation, evaluation, research and practitioner inquiry. We are pleased to announce that applications for ASME’s ASM awards for 2022 are now open and welcomed from first-time applicants and from members based anywhere in the world (unless an award states explicitly this is not the case). ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. 2022 ASME’s ASM awards are: ASME ASM Communication Prize JASME ASM Communication Prize TASME ASM Communication Prize TEL ASM Prize Details of all ASME’s awards can be found HERE. We look forward to receiving your applications!
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JASME Local Rep of the Year

Haider Merchant JASME Local Rep of the Year 2021
Written by Haider Merchant, JASME.                   Haider Merchant Twitter: @HaiderMerchant3 It was through my developing love of Medical Education that I decided to become a Local Representative for JASME. Having previously completed an intercalated Masters degree in Clinical Education at the University of Exeter, I was exposed to the variety of opportunities Medical Education had to offer (e.g. Research, Assessments, Technology Enhanced Learning). I soon realised that teaching was merely one branch of the tree that is Medical Education. The JASME Local Representative role, therefore, afforded me with the opportunity to showcase the breadth and variety of opportunities that Medical Education has to offer medical students and foundation year one doctors. During my time as a JASME Local Representative, I particularly enjoyed working with students in my cluster group (Exeter, Plymouth, and Cardiff) to organise Medical Education events in our region. I was also...
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Quality Improvement in medical education: what is it and why is it important?

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Written by Will Doherty, an Academic FY1 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Will is on the Communications subteam of JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education).   William Doherty Twitter: @wj_doherty Quality improvement (QI) is an often-nebulous concept which eludes the understanding of medical students. It is a model frequently taught at medical schools with limited success. My first real experience of QI came during my fourth year at university when I was thrown in at the deep end of a data-based clinical audit. With no prior experience and a very limited understanding of QI principles, I found myself in the driving seat of this project. I was set the task of finding a group of clinical standards and collecting departmental data to compare against these. Which clinical standards were relevant? How do I go about collecting data? These questions troubled me as I took on this project. When in...
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ASM 2021 Prize Winners List

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    ASM 2021 TASME Teaching Innovation and Excellence Prize WINNER: Christopher Smith North West School of Intensive Care Medicine The creation and evaluation of an innovative assessment strategy for a new curriculum in Intensive Care Medicine ASM 2021 TASME Communication Prize WINNER: David Hettle & Danielle Davies North Bristol NHS Trust Not all those who wander are lost: Clinical Teaching Fellowships & their role in doctors' career development as clinicians and educators   ASM 2021 TEL Communication Prize WINNER: Shaunna Kelly, Catherine Bruen, Dr Brian Creaner, Dr Caroline Delaney, Prof Teresa Pawlikowska, Dr Michelle Flood Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Design and Evaluation of a Virtual Patient for Early Training in Disclosure of Medical Error     ASM 2021 JASME Communication Prize WINNER: Alicia Boam, Julie Browne, Katie Webb & Osa Eghosa-Aimufua Cardiff University Keeping up appearances - the employment of mixed qualitative methods in exploring the experiences of women medical...
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JASME is recruiting for committee roles

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   JASME Committee Applications 2021 JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education) engages with medical students and junior doctors across the country. We are currently looking for new enthusiastic members to get involved with the committee and take on a management role within the organisation. We are a voluntary committee but as many of our committee members will agree, it is a great opportunity to develop your education, management, and leadership skills at a national level. Please note that the usual term on the committee is 2 years, with further progression available.There is a detailed list of the roles available and their descriptions found on our social media, as well as some general expectations of our committee members. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram - @JASME_UK) or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ts can include medical students and allied health professionals...
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