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.
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 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, 29th 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.
- 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
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
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
2021: Phillippa Clery, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and University of Bristol, with their submission Sustainability in Quality Improvement (SusQI) in undergraduate medical education
2020: Terrence Soh Chi Fang, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital with their submission The Student Training and Research Collaborative (STRC)
2019: Joint winners:
- Sachin de Stone of Warwick Medical School for their work on near-peer teaching for non-biological science background graduate medical students.
- Natasha G (Twitter: @drnatashag) of Cambridge University NHS Trust for their work on a structured and integrated paediatric near-peer learning programme (PaedsPALs) for undergraduate students.
2018: Yezen Sammaraiee, Royal Free Hospital London
2017: Benjamin Hughes, Bradford Royal Infirmary with their submission: Pre-clinical targeted teaching; prescribing at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust (PATCH)
2015: Finneas Catling, UCH London with their submission: "T-Log: an online service to record and reward medical education".
2014: Adam Williamson, University of Dundee with their submission: "Practical clinical handover teaching – the Dundee experience”
2013: Rachelle Shafei with their submission Procedures Training Initiative
Runner up 2013 awarded to Rita Issa (with co-course leads Joel Cunningham and Rhiannon Chapman) for their submission Professional skills training for the new foundation doctor - A simulation, peer-led teaching programme shown to improve confidence and competence in the professional skills required by the new doctor.