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. Therefore we are pleased to offer awards each year to medical students and doctors for innovation in the field of medical education. The awards are to encourage and reward early-career medical educators, including students and early career professionals, who show imagination and enthusiasm for developing new ideas in medical teaching or education.
We are pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 Individual Innovation Prize is Ross Gillespie (University of Aberdeen) with their submission Clinical Reasoning Tutorial Series: Innovation Prize Nomination.
On hearing the good news, Ross said I am extremely grateful to receive the JASME Individual Innovation Prize 2022 for the Clinical Reasoning Tutorial Series project, at the University of Aberdeen. Born out of necessity in response to reduced clinical contact time during COVID-19 for undergraduate students, this surgical/critical care case-based teaching program was designed to be student-centred, sustainable, and rapidly expandable. The project was supported, expanded and delivered by colleagues at NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen, to whom I am most thankful. I have found the reflective component of the award helpful to identify personal strengths and weaknesses and inform decisions on involvement in future projects to develop further as an educator alongside clinical commitments. Many thanks to ASME for their generous award and I look forward to the TASME Spring Conference.