The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career.
The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience. By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years.
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 award: Dr Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University with the submission Leading the Foundation Year for Medicine: a widening participation initiative
Personally, I am “over the moon” to receive this award in an area I am so passionate about. It is heart-warming to receive external validation from such a high profile and supportive organisation such as ASME. We have a long way to go to widening access and participation in Medicine, however with the support of colleagues, networks, ASME and the Medical School at Edge Hill University we are moving in the right direction.
Peter has been invited to share his work at our ASM 2021