Education Research Committee (ERC)

 
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The ERC (formerly ERG) seeks to support and advance high-quality research in medical and healthcare education informed by education research principles through

collaboration and strategic partnerships.

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Educator Development Committee (EDC)

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The EDC (formerly EDG) seeks to seek to support and promote the professional development of teachers, trainers and learners in medical education. 

JASME

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JASME is the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education.
It is an organisation of medical students and junior doctors united by a passion for medical education which aims to provide accessible, comprehensive information on medical education relevant to you, to undertake and offer you support for research into medical education and to effect change to better your medical education.

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TASME

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Many trainees enjoy teaching, but getting and staying involved in medical education as a busy junior can be difficult. TASME (Trainee Association for the Study of Medical Education) is a Career Group of ASME (Association for the Study of Medical Education) that aims to support trainee involvement in teaching. It is run by a committee of trainees from a number of specialties, with the support of the ASME Board of Directors.

TASME was formed to provide a platform for trainees to share ideas and experiences within medical education. An initial scoping meeting took place at the 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting and since then the initial exec have worked to establish a terms of reference and business plan.

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Leadership Development

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Leadership Development seeks to support and promote the leadership development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in educational leadership in the UK and internationally.

Medical Educators Involved in Student Support

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The Medical Educators Involved in Student Support (MEDISS) group seeks to support medical educators and to create a forum for discussion and to promote dissemination of relevant good practice and innovation.

Mindfulness in Medical Education

         
                                 
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The ever-growing evidence base for mindfulness is slowly changing perceptions of the public, teachers, trainers and learners. It has been shown that mindfulness practice can reduce recurrent depressive episodes, increase working memory, and help students cope with university life. Therefore it could be argued that mindfulness is a useful addition to medical curricula.

 

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Multidisciplinary Educators Group

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To focus on the development, support and role promotion of medical educators who come from a professional background other than medicine, and to explore and promote their skills and expertise.  This SIG fulfils the need to provide a recognised and explicitly badged forum for this diverse range of professionals within ASME.

Postgraduate Taught Programmes

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The central aim of our SIG is to share our combined knowledge, experience and skills and, in doing so, raise the profile of postgraduate teaching in clinical education.

Through our online discussion forum and at least two group meetings each year, we will explore common issues associated with our work, identify potential areas for collaboration and support each other as an evolving community of practice.

Psychometrics, Measurement and Quality in Assessment

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Measuring the quality of the assessment we undertake in medical education is a vital part of improving undergraduate and postgraduate training.

The Psychometrics and Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) is a group within ASME which aims to create a network to support those directly involved in psychometrics & assessment quality. It spans academics, clinicians, assessment coordinators and psychometricians.

Research Methodology Group

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The Research Methodology Group seeks to provide a forum for discussion of research paradigms and approaches to support the work of the Educational Research Committee and wider ASME aims by: 

  • Promoting a spirit of critical enquiry in the membership through establishment of a virtual/face-to-face group for discussion of literature and research ideas
  • Provide the opportunity to discuss challenging ideas in a ‘safe’ environment
  • Developing greater understanding of a range of research methodologies
  • Sharing examples of application of specific methodologies
  • Accessing peer support and linking into funding opportunities
  • Offering and accessing critical readership for draft articles
  • Developing links across undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.
  • Drawing on wider research expertise among ASME membership

TEL

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Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Special Interest Group was formed in May 2012 to provide a forum for sharing best practice and fostering collaboration. It is aimed at medical educators who use TEL in their teaching, TEL specialists who develop and shape TEL practice within their organisations or at a national level and researchers of TEL.

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Statement from our Chair regarding Covid-19
and ASME events

Desperate times call for desperate measures and so it was with great sadness that the Board of Directors made the decision to postpone our ASM planned for July 2020 in Liverpool and several other events/meetings. Our next ASM will now take place in 2021, details of date and venue will follow.

We envisaged that large gatherings of people would be unsafe and of course wanted to do our bit to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. Many of our membership will be increasing their clinical duties and for those involved in transferring curricula online life has been very hectic. We want to support our members, healthcare professionals and educators who are providing front-line NHS services and training students to do so. 

A big thank you to all our ASME members who are involved on the frontline as key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic - we appreciate all you do and hope that you stay safe.