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 will inspire others to create innovations that will improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare further.”
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Alex Harbourne and Nader Raafat, University of Oxford, “History-taking in the age of COVID-19: How virtual patients can help students make the most of clinical placements”

“We are delighted Klark has won the ASME Education Innovation Award 2020. Previous winners include incredibly innovative work, so we are very grateful to the EDC assessors for considering Klark worthy of winning. Klark was born out of the pandemic as a tool to teach medical clerking in response to fewer opportunities for face-to-face patient encounters. With the recognition and support by ASME, we hope to develop Klark further so students across multiple institutions can make the most of their clinical time now and in the future. Thank you!”

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Recipients have been invited to speak in the EDC session at our ASM 2021

For the 2020 round the EDC are also please to award 2 applicants “Highly Commended”

Alexandra Phillips, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, “Slack as a virtual undergraduate dermatology community: a pilot”

Harry Carr, James Cook University Hospital, “Basic Surgical Skills on a Shoestring – BSS–S”

For more information on our awards please visit


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