To seek to support and promote the professional development of teachers, trainers and learners in medical education.
The purpose of the group is to:
- Distil and disseminate good practice
- Promote collaboration with other relevant organisations and interest groups supporting educator development
- Encourage the scholarly development of educators (working in collaboration with the Education Research Committee (ERC)
We do this by:
- Involvement in planning and running themed sessions at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM)
- Developing educators through various events, and through the bestowing of various Educator Development Committee awards
- Running regional and national events to address topical learning needs of medical educators
- Publishing a summative series of articles on key aspects of medical education practice
- Advancing knowledge to benefit patients and key stakeholders
Current members of the EDC
- Colin MacDougall (Group Lead)
- Nick Cooper
- Simon Gay
- Mark Lillicrap
- Rob Cullum (JASME Representative)
- Pippa Watson
- Eva Wooding (TASME Representative)
- Richard Thomson
Frequency of meetings - the EDC will meet at least three times per annum.
Best Practice in Undergraduate Medical Education
The Midlands Regional Perspective
April 5th 2017 Leicester University Medical School
The Best Practice in Undergraduate Medical Education conference was a huge success, with many interesting workshops and oral presentations. Please click on the links below to view or download copies of the presentations.
Primary Care – Developing a new Curriculum: a white knuckle ride Drs Anil Sood, Emma Hayward, Chris Williams
How can we produce medical educators of the future? Joanne Wallace
Medical Education Research Networks RK McKinley, Director of Medical Education Research and Scholarship
Work-life balance. What does this mean to medical students at different stages of training, and are they achieving it? Aled Picton
Behavioural responses of first year students to a core curriculum, experiential, mindfulness course. J Hales
Introduction of a Medical Student Sabbatical Post: How Can We Improve Student Experience? Olivia Macnamara, Simon Gay, Pam Hagan, Gillian Doody
Patient Feedback: Acceptability to Students Dr Kate Owen
Exploring the experiences and impact of mentoring and buddying for undergraduate medical students Dr Hayley Andrews
Dr Potato Head: is GP tutor enthusiasm perceived differently by students and faculty? Dr Tracy Lovatt and Dr Maggie Bartlett
Prof. Richard Holland, Head of Medical School (elect) presentaion
The First ASME Northwest Medical Education Forum.
On 6th April 2017 more than 70 delegates from Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and UCLAN medical schools gathered at the Roscoe Building at the Uninversity of Manchester for the first ASME Northwest Medical Education Forum.
This gathering was encouraged and supported by ASME’s Educator Development Committee and the occasion was appropriately marked by Professor Val Wass, the 2015 ASME Gold Medal Award winner and former Professor of Community Based Medical Education at Manchester, who delivered a stimulating and challenging presentation entitled “Doctors without borders”.
Workshops on a broad range of medical education topics, numerous opportunities to network with colleagues and superb hospitality provided by Manchester Medical School served to complete a thoroughly excellent day. It is clear that Medical Education is thriving in the North West and thoughts are already turning to the organisation of the next meeting.
If you would like more information about this event, or would like help to arrange something in your area, please contact ASME Educator Development Committee members,
Simon Gay firstname.lastname@example.org or Pippa Watson email@example.com
Val Wass (pictured left)
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The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has announced the winners of its Educator Development Group (EDG) award, with the winners receiving £1,000 in funding each.
The inaugural EDG Educator Development Awards provide funding for an individual to further develop themselves as a medical educator and is aimed at those who are in the early or mid-stages of their career. The award can be used for travel and attendance at conferences and institutions at home and abroad.
Dr Reem Abraham, Professor of Physiology at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka in India, is the first ASME member from an emergent country to receive an ASME award. Dr Abraham plans to travel to Maastricht to work on her Problem Based Learning (PBL) program.
Dr Abraham says: “I am completely over the moon that ASME has given me such a fantastic opportunity. Without this grant I would not have been able to make the journey to Maastricht and so would not be getting the chance to further my studies.
“This will allow me to review, reorganise and reflect on the existing PBL practices at Manipal University.”
Dr Tracy Lovatt, lecturer in Medical Education at Keele University School of Medicine, will use the award to undertake a postgraduate Institute of Leadership and Management course at Bristol University.
Dr Lovatt says: “As a lecturer in medical education, and with a role in staff development, I observe teaching practice in Keele School of Medicine and local hospitals. This grant will give me the opportunity to gain experience in educational coaching, along with teaching skills, organisational skills and professional approaches. This, in turn, will not only aide my personal development, but it will offer Keele University School of Medicine an insight into effective coaching and mentoring teaching methods, and their impact on student learning.”
This award is part of ASME’s commitment to producing opportunities for medical professionals to improve their knowledge and skills. ASME is a membership organisation which aims to meet the needs of teachers, trainers and learners in medical education by supporting research-informed, best practice across the continuum of medical education via its grants, journals, conferences and meetings.
Professor Jennifer Cleland, Chair of Council for ASME, says: “We are thrilled to make a positive impact on the careers of up and coming medical educators. This year’s awards are testament to the benefits ASME membership can bring, whether you’re based in the UK or further afield.”