The Educator Development Committee (EDC) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education.

The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses.

We are pleased to announce the 2022 recipients:

Sarah Allsop & Steven Jennings, University of Bristol with their submission Building a new Community of Practice for Medical Education Research. They have been awarded funding to develop a new community of practice to support excellence in Medical Education Research at BRMS

S Allsop S Jennings Photo

Sarah Allsop                           Steven Jennings

Quote: “We are thrilled to receive this ASME award to build a new community of practice at Bristol Medical School to support and showcase medical education research at the University of Bristol and beyond.” @sarah_a_bristol @BristolUni @TLHPBristol

Lynelle Govender, University of Cape Town has received funding to attend SHE at Maastricht for the Writing a PhD Research Proposal course

Dr Lynelle Govender

Lynelle Govender

Quote: “Thank you so much to the ASME Educator Development Committee for the Educator Development Award, which has made it possible for me to travel to Maastricht. Coming from a middle-income country; travel can be prohibitively expensive. Thank you to ASME for helping to break down these barriers; fostering inclusivity in medical education.”

Cleone Pardoe, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with her submission Fostering a diverse workforce – The power of Dyslexia. Funding will be used to attend UK Dyslexia Show 2024

Cleone Pardoe

Cleone Pardoe

Quote: “I’d like to thank the EDC at ASME for awarding me the opportunity to explore how we can harness the power of dyslexia to develop a diverse workforce. This is a really exciting opportunity that I hope to share my experiences of in the near future”. @CleonePardoe

Karthika Shanthakunalan, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust with her submission ENT Simulation-Based Teaching for Medical Students,  receiving funding for attending the Norwich ENT Simulation Training Course

Karthika Shanthakunalan

Karthika Shanthakunalan

“I feel honored to have received this award which will contribute towards enhancing our student’s ENT experience and education at Nottingham University. Education via simulation is an excellent teaching method and I’m looking forward to using the award to apply this successfully within our ENT teaching programme. This is my first award I have achieved in medical education and I feel really appreciated and value ASME’s generosity. I will definitely continue to push myself for professional growth in education. Thank you for the generous award.”  @KarthikaENT @NUHUMED

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