JASME (the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education) is a Career Group of ASME. JASME aim to support medical students, students from allied health professions and those within two years of graduation from these courses to engage with and develop an interest in medical education.
JASME aims to support members to develop their awareness of and interest in medical education by:
- Facilitating events and workshops that foster an interest in medical education amongst juniors.
- Influencing medical education policy and practice through representation within ASME.
- Acting as a springboard into ASME by providing a hub for juniors with an interest in medical education.
- Creating a forum for juniors so members can exchange viewpoints and experiences of medical education and discuss their role within it.
- Encouraging, promoting and conducting medical education research initiated by juniors.
- Being identified as a useful resource by juniors interested in medical education.
JASME aims to support its members to grow an interest in medical education through many interventions and opportunities. These include providing sessions that allow members to develop their understanding and experience within medical education. Sessions will be run by JASME itself and by committed volunteers who act as local representatives in their healthcare courses or places of work.
JASME also aims to give members an opportunity to showcase their work and receive recognition for their commitment to medical education through a range of prizes and awards.
JASME will also continue to build on its national networks, both within institutions and online. This includes building its local rep network and its social media platforms, using these to encourage engagement with policy, practice and research within medical education. Through such networks, JASME can also collect the views and experiences of their members and use these to effectively influence medical education policy and practice through their collaboration with other SIGs and with ASME itself.
ASME has been working to promote medical education amongst students and junior healthcare professionals since 2009. This has involved different forms, however in recent years JASME has been developing a significant social media presence and now have engagement with members and others interested in medical education through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. JASME has also been increasing its representation at universities around the UK, with a local representative network which aims to have student representatives in every medical school in the country. JASME has also expanded the range of awards they offer to meet the changing exposure to medical education amongst students and early career professionals.
We are delighted to announce that with immediate effect JASME membership will be reduced to £15 per annum for students studying at Universities who are institutional members of ASME*, a reduction from the current standard JASME/Undergraduate membership fee of £34. In addition to this, recognising that this amount can be challenging for some students whom we wish to support, we will also provide free membership to students from a Widening Participation background whilst they are in full time study. *
All JASME/Undergraduate members of ASME have been emailed this info. All University Medical Schools have also been informed of this new membership benefit.
* Terms & Conditions
- Students must be studying full time at a member institution
- Reduced rates will cease on graduation
- Students wishing to apply for free membership must provide a letter from their institution confirming their WP status or that they are in significant financial hardship to qualify
- Membership enables online access to our journals Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher
Please click HERE to go to our membership page
Emma Treharne – Leicester – @em_treharne – email@example.com
Julia Alsop – Warwick – @juliaisobela
Nabilah Mayat – Yorkshire – @nabilahmayat
Yuewei Tao (she/her) – Dundee – @TYuewei
Nada Alfahad (she/her) – Birmingham
Membership and Awards:
Hadis Reyhani (she/her) – Brighton – @ReyHadis
Vina Soran – Birmingham
JASME Conference Team
Conference Lead: Isabel Walker – Nottingham – @issywalker
Conference Deputy: Mallaika Viswanath
Local Rep Scheme and Events
Ed Whittaker – Glasgow – @edwhittaker2
In 2022 the Student Innovation Prize (SIP) and Foundation Innovation Prize (FIP) were merged to create the Individual Innovation Prize. Details of past winners of the SIP and FIP can be found here:
Student Innovation Prize Winners:
Charles Taylor, Queen Mary’s University of London with their submission The efficacy of Interdisciplinary Near-Peer Teaching within neuroanatomical education – a pilot study
Clarissa Brierley, Warwick Medical School for their submission: Warwick Medical School’s Peer Education Teaching Programme
Ngan Hong Ta (Tanya) (Twitter: @veggieequallife), Norwich Medical School for their submission Supporting Intercalating Medical Students Returning to Clinical Medicine
Alexandra Abel, HYMS for their submission The student blog as a platform to support personal and professional development
Claire Keith, University of Warwick for their submission: Student Seminars at Warwick Medical School
Katherine Stevenson, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry for their submission: Plan Your Way Into Medical School: An 18 Month Widening Participation Calendar
Foundation Innovation Prize Winners:
Phillippa Clery, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and University of Bristol, with their submission Sustainability in Quality Improvement (SusQI) in undergraduate medical education
Terrence Soh Chi Fang, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital with their submission The Student Training and Research Collaborative (STRC
– Sachin de Stone of Warwick Medical School for their work on near-peer teaching for non-biological science background graduate medical students.
– Natasha G (Twitter: @drnatashag) of Cambridge University NHS Trust for their work on a structured and integrated paediatric near-peer learning programme (PaedsPALs) for undergraduate students.
Yezen Sammaraiee, Royal Free Hospital London
Benjamin Hughes, Bradford Royal Infirmary with their submission: Pre-clinical targeted teaching; prescribing at Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust (PATCH)
Finneas Catling, UCH London with their submission: “T-Log: an online service to record and reward medical education”.
Adam Williamson, University of Dundee with their submission: “Practical clinical handover teaching – the Dundee experience”
Rachelle Shafei with their submission Procedures Training Initiative
Runner up 2013 awarded to Rita Issa (with co-course leads Joel Cunningham and Rhiannon Chapman) for their submission Professional skills training for the new foundation doctor – A simulation, peer-led teaching programme shown to improve confidence and competence in the professional skills required by the new doctor.