Foundation Innovation Prize 2017

General Information

The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a special interest group within ASME for medical students and junior doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students. Therefore we are pleased to offer one award each year to a Foundation Doctor for innovation in the field of medical education. The awards are to encourage and reward individuals who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education.

Foundation Prize

Up to two £300 prizes will be awarded to a Foundation Year Doctor who has already undertaken a project or piece of work surrounding an original and innovative idea.  The top applicants (top five) will be invited to present their work at a parallel session at the TASME Spring Conference (22nd April 2017). Applicants should submit a description of their idea, what they have done with it and what the benefits are, along with any research they have carried out. The prize will be awarded for a piece of work with originality and a clear use.  The work should not have been previously funded by ASME or JASME. Exceptional entries will be encouraged to submit their work for presentation at an ASME conference.

All applicants must be a student member of ASME at the time of submission. Non-members can join JASME online for a small fee and experience the host of other student member benefits of ASME.

Applications should be made via the online submission form. The submission should be attached to the online application and be on one side of A4 (minimum font size 12pt), in Word format.

Submissions via the online submission form should be received by Friday 27th January 2017, 12 noon. JASME may ask for a more detailed proposal from those shortlisted. Online submission is now open.

All information required to enter this award is published on this webpage. No discussions regarding possible entries or results of the judging will be possible. Please note if the applicant is successful but not able to attend the conference, we may require the applicant to submit a blurb or video presentation for discussion at the conference. 


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