ASME is delighted to announce the ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Award winners for 2021.

The “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and they are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development and innovation. 

ASME and the GMC welcome applications on a wide range of issues across the continuum of medical education. Three awards are available across the two categories of undergraduate and postgraduate/ continuing professional development.

The programme is intended to support research which is related to the innovation, development, implementation and sustainability of excellent medical education which has an impact at either the individual (medical students, doctors in training, SAS doctors and consultants, and/or patients) or systems level (e.g. informing or leading to organisational change).    

Applications up to the value of £5,000 and up to 12 months in duration will be considered.  FEC, HEI and NHS Indirect Costs, and NHS Treatment costs will not be supported.

ASME is delighted to announce the 2021 recipients as follows:


Yarrow Scantling-Birch, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, was awarded the prize for their submission: Anatomical Three-dimensional Orbital Models (ATOMS) Study, in the postgraduate category.

“Beyond grateful for the opportunity to be supported by ASME/GMC, and my academic supervisors, to help introduce positive change in ophthalmology postgraduate education. Watch this space as the ATOMS study is coming to a local eye unit near you!”

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Cindy Chew, Director of Imaging, Hospital Subdean, University of Glasgow, was awarded the prize for their submission: Developing an Anti-Discriminatory Curriculum: The Value and Impact of Simulation in Preparing Learners to Recognise in the undergraduate category.

“We are very grateful to ASME and the GMC in awarding us this grant. It is a great start to investigate if simulations can be used to help medical students recognise and deal with work place incivilities. Starting with medical students, this is a step towards developing the culture change of #ZeroDiscrimination and #DignityAtWork, ultimately improving patient care and outcomes”.





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