This prize celebrates creativity and skill in communicating medical education work. It recognises that many embarking on a career in medical education complete small, discrete, but still high-quality work, and that by communicating it with skill, early career educators can have maximum impact from their work. The submitted project can encompass any aspect of medical education, including educational research, teaching activity and innovation.

The TASME ASM Communication Prize is selected from those who submit to the online ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) 10th – 12th July 2024. The format of this will be outlined on the ASM abstract application. This year it is expected to be a short oral communication.

Applicants for this prize should submit an abstract to the ASM via the abstract submission process and indicate on their submission form that they wish to be included in assessments for this prize. Applicants should ensure they fulfil the eligibility criteria before selecting that they wish to be considered for a prize.

The winner and runners up may be invited to share their work through one of ASME/TASME’s outlets throughout the year: either by participating in a Twitter chat about their research or writing a short piece for the website or newsletter, or contributing to a TASME TiME podcast episode.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 17.00 (GMT) Thursday 25th January 2024. No extensions will be offered.

In order to be eligible to enter, candidates must be:

  • An individual ASME member (including discounted TASME membership)
  • AND at least one presenting author must be:
    • A medical educator still in training, such as a clinical teaching fellow, a doctor or other healthcare professional with a formal educational role, or a trainee who teaches medical students. This individual must be a trainee or within 5 years post foundation years.
    • OR a health professions educator who does not hold a substantive post and is within 7 years post qualification.

This list is not exhaustive. If you are unsure about eligibility, please email

The project abstract must also adhere to the ASME ASM submission guidelines

Applicants should refer to our FAQ page to answer most questions about ASME award submissions

Deadline for applications: 17:00 (GMT) Thursday 25th January 2024, via the ASME ASM abstracts submission process. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please select that you would like to be considered for the TASME ASM Communication Prize. Then think about how you are going to communicate with skill and creativity. Make sure you are prepared to present your work if this has to be done online. The presenting author must fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by the TASME Prizes and Awards team. We aim to invite all eligible applications to present their work at the ASM. However, if the number of applications is too great to allow this, a shortlisting process will be applied. This will be based on the quality of communication demonstrated in the abstract and conducted by two independent reviewers.

All successful applicants will be invited to present at the ASME ASM and will need to register and pay to attend ASME’s ASM in July.

Shortlisted applicants will be reviewed at the ASM on the basis of:

  • Clarity of message communicated
  • Creativity in communication

The winner will be recognised with a certificate, awarded a copy of the textbook Understanding Medical Education and have their project displayed electronically on the TASME ASM Communication Prize web page.

The runners-up will also be provided with a certificate to indicate their achievement after the conference has finished. Finalists may be invited to share the work they presented at intervals over the 12 months following the ASM; they will have the opportunity to hold a Q&A regarding their project on Twitter or write for the ASME newsletter or website.

Please note certificates and prizes will be distributed as soon as possible after the ASM.

  • 1700 (GMT) Thursday 25th January 2024 – deadline for abstract submissions
  • 10th – 12th  July 2024 (ASME ASM Coventry) – shortlisted projects will be displayed and judged, with the overall winner announced at the end of the ASM.
  • Twitter Q&As will be held throughout the year.
  • The winner and runners-up may be invited to share their work through one of ASME/TASME’s outlets throughout the year; for example participating in a Twitter chat about their research, writing a short piece for the website or newsletter, or contributing to a TASME TiME podcast episode.


Winner: Bethia Evans, Cardiff University Medical School: ‘Do medical graduates have the required information literacy skills to meet GMC graduate requirement?’


Winner: Esther King, David Hettle, Lisa Dwyer-Joyce, Lara Yorke, Kaveh Davoudi, Justin Morgan; North Bristol Academy:  ‘Time to adapt: A TikTok™-based approach to getting to grips with simulation’

Highly commended for e-Poster: Sara Page, James Tomlinson, Susy Stirling, Sarah Kaufmann; Higher Education England: Culture in the Future Leaders’ Programme: A qualitative analysis.

Highly commended for e-Poster: Anna Celnik; NHS Grampian: 3D FONA


David Hettle, ST6 Infectious Diseases Honorary Senior CTF & Danielle Davies, North Bristol NHS Trust: Not all those who wander are lost: Clinical Teaching Fellowships & their role in doctors’ career development as clinicians and educators


Timothy Chu, Medical Student, Newcastle University: Improving Undergraduate Medical Education: The Surgical Skills for Students Course


J Ford, H Bothwell, J Taylor and K Jones for their abstract: Take Note! Student Performance in Documenting Ward Round Consultations Before and After An Interactive Teaching Session Using Videos


Dr Melody Redman, ST5 Clinical Genetics, Hull York Medical School – Ward rounds: When FY1’s take the lead’

Scholarship Type Research, Innovation
Intended Audience Medical or other HCP trainees with a commitment to education
Nature of Award Winner receives the Understanding Medical Education textbook and a certificate.
Opens On 25th November 2024