The ASME Intercalation Prize is a fairly new prize, introduced in the academic year 2018/19. The prize follows the same submission criteria and format as the Sir John Ellis Prize, however, is specifically for projects completed during an intercalated degree.

Projects may include:

  • Original research
  • Detailed literature reviews
  • Educational interventions

Submissions should be a description of a piece of work, survey, research or innovation in which the student has been directly involved, in the field of medical education. Candidates should aim to include the following:

  • Aims
  • Methods
  • Outcomes
  • Discussion of medical educational literature
  • Reflection on personal development

The expectation is of a well-structured, purposeful and disciplined piece of work that will be of general interest to a medical education audience. Curricular innovations and new methods are welcomed but must include justification, appropriate references to literature and elements of evaluation – these may be more eligible for our innovation prizes.

It is expected that all projects have an element of evaluation or results at the time of submission. Those that do not have complete results will be marked according to our published mark scheme and their final score may be limited by this omission. We would recommend delaying submission to follow completion and evaluation of the project where possible.

We are pleased to be able to announce the winner and runner up for the 2021 prize

DaisyKirtleyDaisy Kirtley, Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, was awarded the prize for their submission:  From applicant to medical student: an insight into the experiences of international medical students in the United Kingdom.

“I am thrilled to have won the 2021 ASME Intercalation Prize for my research on the experiences of international medical students in the UK. It’s an incredible honour to receive such lovely feedback on my research project. My next steps include implementing the recommendations drawn from the research locally, and then I will attempt to disseminate my findings more widely, in order to improve the experiences of applicants and future international medical students”.

Daisy has been awarded a monetary prize of £300, a certificate and free registration for our annual RME conference in November 2022

The runner up is Chandini Parsan Chand, Hull York Medical School, with their submission: The process of learning anatomical variations: a journey of developing surgical expertise.  Chandini was delighted to hear she had been awarded the runner up prize. Chandini has been awarded a monetary prize of £150 and a certificate.