JASME Committee 2018-2019

Bethan Spurrier


Job: FY1 Doctor
JASME Role: Co-chair
Location: Leeds

Bio: Two years ago I intercalated in medical education (BSc). My dissertation investigated what students were concerned about when starting new placements and how they alleviated these concerns. My research was intended to shape the development of a new placement-information site released by Leeds Institute of Medical Education. This reflects my interests around how students interact with the medical course and my belief that students should be involved in shaping their education and resources as much as possible.



Rosie Patterson


Job: 5th year medical student
JASME Role: Co-chair
Location: Brighton
Bio: In 2017 I completed an MSc in Medical Education. As part of this I completed a dissertation, focussing on widening access and the selection tools used by medical schools (specifically the MMI). I am passionate about widening access to medicine and am also interested in peer assisted learning. 




Rekha Gurung

Job: 3rd Year Medical Studentgurung
Lead for the local rep scheme
Location: Aberdeen 
Interests: Prior to joining Aberdeen, I worked as a Global Project Manager for a large pharma, which I believe will enable me to effectively project manage in my role at JASME. I am also active in mentoring, peer assisted learning and widening access to medical schools.



Katy Stevenson

Job: FY2 Doctor
JASME Role: Communications Lead
Location: Taunton
Bio: I am interested in widening participation to medical school and have worked with and sat on the Widening Access to Medical Schools (WAMS) committee for several years. I am also interested in community-engaged medical education and have recently completed an MSc in Clinical Education on the learning value of Patient and Public Involvement to medical and allied health professions' students in the design and delivery of a community health promotion event


Ryan Devlin    
Job: 2nd Year Medical Student 

JASME Role: Communications Deputydevlin
: My interests in medical education include improving mental health awareness among students and medical school staff, and widening access to medicine - specifically the cost to students of engaging with research and its impact on an academic career. I hope to promote ASME to students in younger years, to ensure that JASME/ASME is able to fulfill its full
potential in engaging future medical educators. 




Michael Martin    


Job: FY2 Doctor
JASME Role: Membership and Awards Lead
Location: Newcastle
Interests: I have taught for, and been co-coordinator of, Lancaster Medical School's peer-led teaching society and have since won JASME's Sir John Ellis Student Prize for my dissertation exploring why some medical students don't intend to practice after graduation. 




Jess Kennett

Job: Final year medical student
JASME Role: Deputy for the local rep scheme

kennettBio: I’ve just completed my intercalated Masters in Clinical education and my dissertation work investigates the relative utility of widening access and participation interventions employed by medical schools, which reflects one of my main areas of interest in medical education: addressing inequality and I continue to be involved in WAMS at a local and national level. I am also interested in surgical education and peer mentoring.






Amy Cresswell

Job: FY1 Doctor
JASME Role: Communications Deputy
Location: Newcastle


Bio: As an undergraduate I was a committee member for the Newcastle Medical Education society, completed an SSC in medical education and chose to intercalate in the medical education masters (MMedEd). I was and remain part of the events team for Medisense, where I have helped with events promoting peer teaching and learning and promoting widening access to medicine.
I am really excited to be part of the team at JASME following 2 years as the regional representative for Newcastle. My specific interests are in peer learning and widening participation to medicine.




Nicole James

Job: Fourth Year medical student

jamesJASME Role: Membership and awards Deputy
Bio: I am a Fourth Year medical student at Imperial College, pursuing an intercalated BSc in Medical Sciences with Neuroscience and Mental Health. I have a keen interest in peer tutoring, particularly in clinical skills and anatomy, as well as technology-enhanced learning.






Jess Leighton

Job: 5th Year Medical Student
JASME Role: Events Co-lead

leightonLocation: Newcastle
Jess is a final year medic at Newcastle University with a keen interest in academia. She is excited to support events promoting good research and evidence-backed practice in Medical Education. 






Farah Jaffar


Job: FY1 Doctor
JASME Role: Events Co-lead
Location: London
Bio: I am interested in exploring different methods of teaching within the medical curricula and am passionate about involving medical students in education. I was president of the Medical Education Support Society and JASME local rep at my university - I hope to continue promoting medical education as part of the JASME committee!








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