JASME is pleased to award one cash prize to award a medical student who has already undertaken a project or piece or work surrounding an innovative and original idea within medical education.
Applicants should submit a description of their work, detailing:
- How and why the innovation has been implemented
- How this has changed educational practice.
Applications should include reference to wider education theory and research. Higher scoring applications are highly innovative and provide evidence showing how the innovation will be sustained in future years. The work should not have been previously funded by ASME or JASME.
Applicants should refer to our FAQ page to answer most questions about ASME award submissions
- Applications should be made via the online submission form and should be anonymous (names of submitters should not be included in the submission documents
- Submission documents should have the title of the submission at the start of the document
- The submission should be attached to the online application and be on A4 document (minimum font size 12pt Arial font using Microsoft Word)
- You are also advised to include your reflection in 200 words, in addition to the main body of your work (1000 words) within the same document. (Tables, headings and references are not included in the word count)
- All applicants must be a student member of ASME/JASME at the time of submission. Non-members can join ASME/JASME online for a small fee and experience the host of other student member benefits of ASME.
- 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.
- Submissions via the online submission form should be received by 5pm, 28th January 2021
- Submissions should not have been submitted to an ASME/prize/award before in its current form. Submissions that are resubmitted without significant changes will not be considered
ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds.
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.
Is my application suitable for this award?
We welcome your application. Please look carefully at the criteria provided to be sure your applicant team and application meet the stated criteria. Unfortunately, we cannot comment on whether specific applications or application ideas meet the criteria, since this is group decision made by a panel of reviewers, but do let us know if the criteria are unclear
Entrants will be notified of their success or otherwise as soon as possible after the award deadline, please note, if an applicant is successful but unable to attend the TASME conference we may ask the applicant to provide us with a blurb or video to be presented at the conference.
Marking Criteria can be viewed here
Charles Taylor, Queen Mary's University of London with their submission The efficacy of Interdisciplinary Near-Peer Teaching within neuroanatomical education – a pilot study
Clarissa Brierley, Warwick Medical School for her submission: Warwick Medical School’s Peer Education Teaching Programme
Ngan Hong Ta (Tanya) (Twitter: @veggieequallife), Norwich Medical School for her submission Supporting Intercalating Medical Students Returning to Clinical Medicine.
Alexandra Abel, HYMS for her submisison The student blog as a platform to support personal and professional development
Claire Keith, University of Warwickfor her submission: Student Seminars at Warwick Medical School
Katherine Stevenson, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry for her submission: Plan Your Way Into Medical School: An 18 Month Widening Participation Calendar