The prize follows the same submission criteria and format as the Sir John Ellis Prize, however, is specifically for projects completed during an intercalated degree.

A winner and runner-up will be announced once the assessment process has been completed.  Both the winner and runner up will receive an emailed certificate and monetary prize. The winner will receive free registration for one to the Researching Medical Education conference in November 2023*.

Projects may include:

  • Original research
  • Detailed literature reviews
  • Educational interventions

Submissions should be a description of a piece of work, survey, research or innovation in which the student has been directly involved, in the field of medical education. Candidates should aim to include the following:

  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Discussion of medical educational literature
  • Conclusion
  • Reflective piece and statement of assistance and supervision

The expectation is of a well-structured, purposeful and disciplined piece of work that will be of general interest to a medical education audience. Curricular innovations and new methods are welcomed but must include justification, appropriate references to literature and elements of evaluation – these may be more suitable for our innovation prizes.

It is expected that all projects have an element of evaluation or results at the time of submission. Those that do not have complete results will be marked according to our published mark scheme and their final score may be limited by this omission. We would recommend delaying submission to follow completion and evaluation of the project where possible.

We now accept submissions which have been previously submitted to other awards, have been presented at national and international meetings or have been published in full or in part.

The only exception is that we cannot accept submissions if the applicant has also submitted to the JASME Innovation or Sir John Ellis Prizes.

ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds

All submissions for JASME prizes should be anonymised by the applicant prior to submission and assessed by two independent assessors, using strict criteria. Feedback will be provided by email on all eligible submissions. The decision of the assessors on eligibility and the awards is final and not open to question or challenge.

All information required to enter this award is published on this webpage. No discussions regarding possible entries or results of the judging will be possible. 

The submission should be in typescript and up to 3,000 words long (excluding references).

In addition, a reflective summary of up to 800 words is required which includes a statement as to the assistance or supervision provided relating to the work.

As applications must be anonymised please endeavour to have no personal information in the application (i.e. your name). Mention of the institution is fine.

The submission should be in word format

The title of your application should be included in the documents.

Applicants must be individual members of JASME at time of application and throughout the assessment process

Any submission which exceeds the maximum word count for either part of the submission will not be marked or considered for the award.

Each section should be followed by a word count and a total word count at the end of the submission.

References are not included in the word count.

Figures and tables are included within the word count.

Applicants should read the Awards FAQ page as it may help with queries about their submission

To view or download marking guidelines please click HERE

Read all the award guidelines and read the FAQs if you have general award questions . 

Click on Apply Now at the top right hand side  of this page.  

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 19th September 2023

2022  Winner: Sikandar Khan, Imperial College London, with their submission: Who learns best: the tortoise or the hare? A randomised controlled trial comparing massed learning against spaced repetition in a virtual reality simulation.

           Runner-up: Aleena Thomas & Jessica McKeever, University of Dundee, with their submission: “More than meets the eye?” – An action research study exploring ophthalmologists’ perceptions of a low-cost strabismus surgical model

2021      Winner: Daisy Kirtley, Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, with their submission:  From applicant to medical student: an insight into the experiences of international medical students in the United Kingdom.

              Runner-up: Chandini Parsan Chand, Hull York Medical School, with their submission: The process of learning anatomical variations: a journey of developing surgical expertise.  

2020      Niamh McLaughlin, Queens University Belfast, with their submission ‘Sorry doctor….I didn’t hear that…..’: henomenological analysis of medical students’ experiences of simulated hearing impairment through virtual reality

2019      Emma Farrington, Newcastle University, with their submission Medical Student Experiences of Patient Death

Scholarship Type Research, Evaluation
Intended Audience Medical students based on their intercalated degree
Nature of Award Monetary prize for winner, certificate and registration for 1 at ASME RME conference, Runner(s) up receive a certificate.
Status Deadline passed
Closing Date 19th September 2023