The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and early career professionals. One of the most important elements of this research is collaboration. Therefore, we are pleased to offer one award each year to a group of medical students and doctors for innovation in the field of medical education.

Applications were welcome from groups of members who had already undertaken a project or piece or work surrounding an innovative and original idea within medical education. Applicants were to submit a description of their work and address how and why the innovation has been implemented, and how this has changed educational practice.

Our 2021 winners are Conor Rankin, Conor J McCann and John M Bayram, who are all FY2 at The University of Edinburgh

 Their submission “How to be a Good FY”: Creation and delivery of a tailored curriculum for Interim Foundation Doctors during the COVID-19 Pandemic was assessed as the winning application and described as an excellent, novel piece of work and a very important and relevant one during the pandemic, whilst also exposing some potential wider issues that the scheme could address in future years.

GIP winners

On hearing of their success, they said “We are delighted to accept the JASME Innovation award for our “How to be a Good FY” virtual teaching programme, which educated interim foundation doctors in South East Scotland during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We couldn’t have achieved this without the support of @NHSLothianMedEd and are excited to see what the future holds for innovation in #MedEd.”

The winners will be invited to present their work at the TASME Spring Conference 2021, have been encouraged to submit for the ASME ASM Call for Abstracts and are also encouraged to submit their work for publication.

More information on this award and others offered by ASME can be found here www.asme.org.uk/awards


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