The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and early career professionals. One of the most important elements of this research is collaboration. Therefore we are pleased to offer one award each year to a group of medical students and doctors for innovation in the field of medical education. The awards are to encourage and reward early career medical educators, including students and early career professionals, who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education.


JASME is pleased to award one cash prize (£300) to a group 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

In addition to these requirements, applicants should also submit a statement of participation, detailing their involvement with the project. Only with sufficient involvement in the project will they be considered a part of the group.

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.

One of the winners for the team will be invited to present their work at the TASME Spring Conference (registraion fee for one is part of the prize) . 

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 form and be an A4 Word document (minimum font size 12pt,  Arial font )
  • 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) 
  • Furthermore, you are advised to include in addition to the main body of your work as an appendix, statements of participation for all those members of the group applying for the award. In order to maintain submitter anonymity whilst also establishing the participation and collaboration of each member in the appendix statement, the following format should be used:
    • Each member should be referred to by their primary medical title e.g. Foundation Year 1 Doctor; Medical Student Year 3 – followed by two initials, which will differentiate between members which may have the same professional title. This may be shortened to a suitable abbreviation after the first reference, providing this continues to allow differentiation between members. For example for a group of two the members may be referred to as: Foundation Year 2 Doctor CW (FY2 CW); Medical Student Year 3 ET (MS3 ET)
  • All applicants must be a member of ASME at the time of submission, and group projects should have significant involvement from members of JASME Non-members can join ASME 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, Thursday 18th April 2024

  • 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.
  • 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. Applicants should read the Awards FAQ page as it may help with queries about their submission.
  • 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 a 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. No correspondence will be entered into with any applicant until the full results are received from the assessment team. Please note, if an applicant is successful but unable to attend the TASME conference we may ask the applicant to provide us with a video to be presented at the conference.

Marking Criteria can be viewed HERE



  • Alexandra Miguel Cardoso Pinto (Imperial College London; Lasith Ranasinghe (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust; Daniella Soussi (Imperial College London); Aleksandra Dunin-Borkowska (imperial College London); Subaan Qasim (imperial College London); Thiara Rupasinghe (University College London) with their submission: The development and evaluation of novel animations depicting the passage of electrical activity through the heart in well-described cardiac pathologies for final-year medical students

Runner up:

  • Sheryll Kamat, Rishil Patel, Aamena Patel, Cameron Stephen, Sana Mumtaz, all from The University of Buckingham woth their submission: OSCE Hour – Implementing the Near-Peer Teaching (NPT) approach to address the absence of OSCE examinations in junior medical students due to the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Isaac Jarratt Barnham, Máté Nászai, Max Williamson and Patrick Kratschmer; all 3rd Year Graduate-Entry Medical Students at Oxford University with their submission: A multi-Year Evaluation of an Innovative, Video-Based Resource Addressing Inequalities in Basic Science Knowledge amongst Graduate Entry Medical Students


  • Conor Rankin, Conor J McCann and John M Bayram, all FY2 at The University of Edinburgh with their submission:
    “How to be a Good FY”: Creation and delivery of a tailored curriculum for Interim Foundation Doctors during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Scholarship Type Research, Innovation
Intended Audience Medical students who have started a project
Nature of Award Monetary prize based on a project, plus a certificate
Opens On 18th February 2025