ASME ENRICH Opportunities

The ASME ENRICH Opportunities offers an exciting experience for a selected number of pupils in S5 or S6 in the summer of 2022 to attend the ASME national conference for free. This national initiative is designed to actively support young people interested in developing their interests and insight into the field of medical and healthcare education.

Greater diversity within the healthcare profession is a goal that benefits us all. The ASME ENRICH Opportunities is committed to seeking out talented students and is aimed at raising aspirations and attainment among school-aged individuals. This year we are proud to be collaborating with REACH, which is hosted at the University of Aberdeen and is another innovative national programme with the overall aim of widening access to high demand professions including medicine.


What is ASME?

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is a national organisation with a mission to advance scholarship in medical education. ASME aims to promote scholarship and excellence in medical education by providing a forum for medical and healthcare students, doctors and other healthcare practitioners who learn and teach medicine in universities and places such as hospitals and GP practices. It works with educators, learners, researchers, and policy makers to promote the study of this learning, and to make sure that medical education meets the changing needs of the future healthcare workforce.

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“Greater diversity within the healthcare profession is a goal that benefits us all.”

What's included?

  • Free one day ASME conference admission – Thursday 7th July 2022. Details can be found here: 
  • Free travel 
  • Opportunity to network with experienced healthcare professionals and educators 
  • Chance to enrich your interests and insights in the field of medicine and healthcare
  • Gain practical experience that can help with your university application

Which schools are involved?

We are working with five Reach Abeerdenshire partner schools, these include: 

  • Northfield Academy 
  • Peterhead Academy 
  • Lochside Academy 
  • Fraserburgh Academy  
  • St Machar Academy 

We will be selecting two pupils from each of these schools to participate in the ASME Enrich Opportunities.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in applying, please submit one of the following items below via our online application form by 10th June 2022:

  • A short written expression of interest (no more than 250 words)
  • A two minute video
  • A piece of creative art or a photograph

You will also need to explain in less than 250 words why this opportunity will enrich your interests and insight into the field of medicine and healthcare education and what you hope to learn from the experience. These pieces of work will be assessed for originality, creativity and engagement with the field of medicine and healthcare.

We will be announcing the selected ten students by the 24th of June 2022 and informing them via email! Don’t miss out on this enriching opportunity!

Enrich your interests and insights in the field of medicine and healthcare education