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TASME’s mission is to foster interest and support development in medical education amongst early career doctors (up to 5 years post foundation training) – and early career allied healthcare professionals (up to 7 years post graduation). 


Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education (TASME) is a career group of ASME. We aim to support doctors in their early career and training, and newly qualified allied health professionals, in their career development in medical education (clinical teaching, education research and scholarship, and educational leadership).


TASME works collaboratively with JASME, ASME’s committees (Education Research Committee and Educator Development Committee) and Special Interest Groups to:

  • Foster an interest in medical education amongst members through activities, events and discussion that support trainee involvement in medical education.
  • Influence medical education policy and practice through representation within ASME.
  • Encourage and promote good practice by developing systematic training in medical education and research.
  • Create a forum for trainees and clinical teaching fellows to exchange viewpoints and experiences of medical education and discuss their role within it.
  • Facilitate, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by trainees.
  • Promote on-going involvement in teaching throughout training and careers in medical education.
  • Support career development in medical education through a range of awards, prizes, and events.


TASME was established in 2011 to provide a platform for trainees to share ideas and experiences within medical education. In the years since we have established an annual academic conference tailored to trainees, a number of prizes (including some recent changes), and regional networks to support local activities.

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TASME TiME – Talks in Medical Education – is a  podcast launched in 2022. Aimed at trainees with an interest in medical education it follows on from the MedEd Forum discussions on Twitter hosted by both TASME and JASME. TASME TiME aims to pick up on some of these topics and discuss them in more depth.

Each episode delves into a discussion around educational practice, theory, or hot topic with a panel of guests who bring their expertise and experience to the podcast. Whilst we are predominantly aimed towards early career educators, we hope listeners from any career stage may well reach the end of an episode and have learned something! 

So far episodes have covered topics such as Decolonising Medical education, Simulation, Wellbeing of Learners, and LGBTQ+ Medical Education. 

A new episode of TASME TiME is released each month and is available on all major podcast platforms HERE

The podcast Team is made up of: 

  • Oliver Mercer – an Internal Medicine Trainee (IMT) based in London who produces and co-hosts the podcast
  • Assim Javaid – a Paediatric Emergency Medicine trainee and medical education PhD candidate based in Cardiff who edits the podcast
  • Mark Sanders – an Elderly Care Teaching Fellow based in Sunderland who produces and co-hosts the podcast
  • We are also supported by the rest of the TASME committee. 

If you have an idea for a podcast episode or would like to learn more you can contact the team tasme-podcast@asme.org.uk


Cleone Riad

Vice Chair 

Maryam Borumand


Eduarda Bruco
Kim Choong
Natalie Eraifej
Adam Misky
Clementine Wyke


Claire Mulvenna
Kate Ridley
Tricia Tay


Laura Powell
Neil Thakrar


Anthony Codd
Anna Harvey Bluemel

Podcast Team

Assim Javaid
Oliver Mercer
Mark Sanders

TASME Spring Conference 2024: Empowering the Next Generation 

Date: 20th April 2024 

Location: University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Preston campus in the North-West of England. 

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We are delighted to announce the 2024 TASME conference!

This exciting one-day event is aimed at healthcare professionals in training and early career educators with varied interest and experience in medical education. The conference theme is ‘Empowering the Next Generation’ – our aim is to inspire and develop your skills as the future educators within healthcare.

This conference will include two inspiring keynote speakers, Professor Rakesh Patel and Dr Enam Haque, two interactive parallel workshop sessions on a variety of themes, as well as poster and oral presentations. There will also be lots of chances for networking, meeting like-minded individuals and sharing ideas with those at a similar stage in their career development.

Abstract deadline: 5th March, 5pm! 

Submit here: TASME Spring Conference 2024 Abstracts – ASME


Keynote Speakers: 

Professor Rakesh Patel

Rakesh Patel

Professor Rakesh Patel, Head of MBBS at Queen Mary University of London, is one of the most promising leaders in medical education. His illustrious career, commencing with a medical degree from the University of Leicester in 2002, a master’s degree in medical education and a professional doctorate (MD), which he achieved alongside his role as a Nephrologist, underscore his dedication to healthcare and education. Patel’s innovative research into medical underperformance, technology-enhanced learning, and educational interventions for prescribing behaviour has garnered him prestigious awards from ASME and a Senior Fellowship at Advance HE. His publications in top-tier journals reflect a relentless pursuit of excellence and a deep commitment to improving medical education. As a practicing nephrologist at the Royal London Hospital, Patel embodies the integration of clinical practice with educational leadership, making him a source of inspiration for the next generation of medical professionals and educators. His expertise in leveraging technology for education aligns seamlessly with the conference’s theme, promising to empower attendees with insights into the future of medical education.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rakeshspatel?lang=en

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rakesh-patel-0a107222/?originalSubdomain=uk


Dr Enam Haque 

Enam Haque

Dr Enam Haque is a GP Partner and a Clinical Senior Lecturer for the University of Manchester. He works for the Community Based Medical Education team and is Academic Lead for Placements. His research interests include He has a passion for widening participation and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and is the academic lead for widening participation and academic co lead for EDI. He is Co-Chair of the UoM Division of Medical Education Widening Participation Committee which aims to help students from disadvantaged communities to pursue a career in Medicine.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was active in raising concerns for the ethnic minority population. He created videos with his organisation askdoc.org.uk, advising patients on measures to prevent transmission in different languages. He is also part of a US-UK collaborative group, looking at the reasons why ethnic minority patients are more affected by COVID-19.

His passion for EDI, health inequalities for ethnic minorities, and widening participation is inspiring and key to our conference theme ‘Empowering the Next Generation’.

Twitter: Enam Haque (@enamhaque31) / X (twitter.com)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enam-haque-b6775332/?originalSubdomain=uk


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