For 2021 only, ASME  funded a second Board Award, to support the development and dissemination of practical and scalable tools to enable medical schools to better meet the challenge of supporting the ‘Covid19 cohorts’ of medical students, which may have been larger, more diverse and with greater support needs due to pandemic disruption. The winners of this award were Nandini Hayes (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) and her team Maria Hayfron-Benjamin (QMUL), Dr Kevin Petrie (University of Sunderland) and Dr Emma Haagensen (Newcastle University) with their work:

Finding the Silver Lining in the COVID Cloud: developing best practice for early years medical education.

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Thanks to the funding from the ASME Board Award, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, are investigating how Phase 1 (pre-clinical/early) medical education has changed in response to, and following, pandemic restrictions. To achieve this, they are asking all UK medical schools about the differences between their pre and post-pandemic strategy and practice.

To establish how educational practices have changed, you are invited to complete a survey exploring different aspects of Phase 1 medical education.

The National Medical Schools Survey has several sections. Please only fill out sections which are most relevant to you. Admissions (Q13 – 22), Assessments (Q23 – 33), Curriculum (Q34 – 45), Digital Education (Q46 – 57), Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (Q58 – 69), Student Support (Q70 – 80), Widening Participation (Q81 – 87).

Please fill in the National Medical Schools Survey here , or contact the team if you have any queries at

Please share this survey with colleagues who may share insight into any of the areas mentioned above.


For more information on the ASME Board Award please click here.


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