ASME award the Gold Medal annually and it is open to highly experienced scholars who have made outstanding national/international contributions to medical education research, innovation, evaluation or practitioner inquiry and who are nominated for the award by an ASME member. The nominee themselves does not need to be an ASME member.  There are no age, nationality, professional, occupational or other barriers to being considered for the award. Preference will be given to individuals who remain active in the field of medical education scholarship. The award thereby is intended to be forward-looking as well as valuing past achievements.

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 award is Erik Driessen, Professor in the School of Health Profession Education at Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Editor in Chief of the Journal Perspectives on Medical Education.

E Driessen photo1“I’m deeply honoured to be awarded ASME’s Gold Medal. It’s a huge recognition of the work of my fantastic team at Maastricht University, and the wonderful editorial team of Perspectives on Medical Education. I’m enormously proud to have contributed to the growth of our medical education community”

 Erik will be presented with his award and will be a plenary speaker at our virtual Annual Scholarship Meeting 8-9 July 2021


For more details on the Gold Medal including its history and past winner please visit:

Nominations for the 2022 award are now welcome, with the deadline for nominations being 2nd November 2021. More information is available via the above link.