The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students and junior doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students. Therefore we are pleased to offer one award each year to a Foundation Doctor for innovation in the field of medical education. The awards are to encourage and reward individuals who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education.
Foundation Innovation Prize 2021
JASME is pleased to award up to two cash prizes to Foundation Year doctors who have undertaken a project or piece of work surrounding an original and innovative 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.
The winner will be invited to present their work at the TASME Spring Conference. Exceptional entries will be encouraged to submit their work for presentation at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting.
- 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 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.
- Submissions via the online submission form should be received by 5pm, 28th January 2021
- 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.
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.
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