To support and promote the evidence informed professional development of the community of medical educators.


The purpose of the group is to:

  • Promote and disseminate good educational practice for the benefit of patient care.
  • Encourage the scholarly development and career progression of educators.
  • Facilitate networking and collaboration across medical education communities.


The EDC aims to promote and support educator development and address educator learning needs through various means. These include the awarding of prizes, the delivery of workshops relevant to educators at all career stages including at the ASM and the organisation and hosting of regional meetings.



The ASME Educator Development Committee (EDC) developed from the former Educator Development Group (EDG), formed under the leadership of Gill Doody in November 2009.

Over the years, this group has fulfilled and refined our mission by running conferences, best practice and showcase events, administering and awarding prizes and most recently launched regional fora.

We formally became a committee in 2016, recognising the work done by our second chair, Clive Gibson, to re-focus EDC as one of the two key delivery arms of ASME which, along with ERC, provide core ASME services to members. In 2017 and 2018, EDC remained relatively small, with a focused remit around events and prizes. Most recently, we have been tasked by the board to produce a new and expanded view of what we can do for ASME members. In 2018 we recruited new committee members from a wider range of backgrounds and are working on new ideas and initiatives individually, with ERC and with career and special interest groups to more effectively support the wide ranging needs of ASME members.

What we are planning

To further support experienced and new educators alike, we are developing new ways of sharing and recognising good educational practice. We are working with other groups to explore supporting educator development at all career stages – for example, we are developing new ways to support CTFs and early-career medical educators with TASME.

If you have suggestions you would like EDC to consider, please contact us on edc@asme.org.uk.


Click here to view or download our EDC Flyer

  • Catherine Bennett (Chair)
  • Rebecca Stack 
  • Helen Bintley
  • Sabia Dayala
  • Alice Osborne
  • James Fisher
  • Karen Kyne
  • Olivia Coldicutt

The widening access proposal below is a suggestion for a structured widening access mentoring scheme to support undergraduate medical students and/or postgraduate medical trainees in developing their professional connections and networks. This scheme would provide on-going opportunities for individuals to engage in ASME and Wiley activities, increase their connection, gain advice and guidance about professional development and foster an opportunity to exchange and reverse mentor the ASME directors.

mentoring and professional development

ASME’s EDC offer 2 awards annually – the Education Innovation Awards and the Educator Development Awards

Education Innovation Awards

Scholarship Type: Innovation
Intended Audience: Innovative educators
Nature of Award: Funding towards development expenses plus ASM registration to present their work.
Educator Development Awards
Scholarship Type: Practitioner Inquiry
Intended Audience: Early or mid-career educators.
Nature of Award: Funding towards development costs plus ASM registration to present their work. 
The EDC are also involved in the assessment of the annual ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award
Scholarship Type: Research, Practitioner Inquiry, Innovation, Evaluation
Intended Audience: Institutional members of ASME
Nature of Award: Non-monetary. Successful institutions allocated a presentation slot at an Annual Scholarship Meeting
More information on these and ASME’s other awards can be found here: https://www.asme.org.uk/awards/

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