The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), annually invites Members (including undergraduate student members and employees of institutions that are members of the Association) to submit bids for small grants (up to the value of £5,000) to support a research study in the field of medical or other healthcare education. ASME welcomes submissions from new as well as established researchers. The SMall grants are awards overseen by ASME’s Education Research Committee.    

We are pleased to announce the following recipients of awards from the 2020 round of applications

Catherine Farrelly, University of Exeter (and co-authors Natasha Doran, Sarah Bradley) with the submission What are student perceptions of how frequent-look OSCEs affect student wellbeing compared with infrequent OSCEs?

James Groves, UCL (and co-authors James Cai, Amali Lokugamage, Faye Gishen, Will Coppola) with the submission Investigating the effects of an online mindfulness intervention on medical student stress and well-being

Anna Rosselli, University of Nottingham (and co-authors Rakesh Patel, Pamela Hagan and Gill Doody, with the submission Well-being during transition in medical school: a realist inquiry

Nariell Morrison, University of Warwick (and co-author C Blackbrun) with the submission Bridging the gap: Understanding the barriers to performance for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic graduate-entry medical students in the United Kingdom

Rachel Lee, Royal Gwent Hospital, (and co-author Manju Nair) with the submission Traditional clinical verses simulation training for basic obstetric ultrasound competency: which is more effective for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology in Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) – formerly the Wales Deanery?

Megan Brown, Hull York Medical School (and co-authors William Laughey, Alex MacLellan, Tim LeBon, Gabrielle Finn) with the submission Can Stoic training develop empathic reserves and increase resilience in medical students? A mixed-methods pilot study.

Recipients will be invited to present their work in parallel sessions at ASME’s Annual Scholarship Meeting 2021. 


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