Honorary Secretary




The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is a membership association and charity established 60 years ago by the GMC to promote and undertake research into medical education.

We have recently incorporated and as part of our new organisational structure, we now have an opportunity for an Honorary Secretary.  This is an excellent opportunity to play a senior role in a respected organisation, applying your administrative skills and experience to make a real difference, and being part of a friendly and dedicated group.  

The Honorary Secretary supports the President, Chair and Operations Manager by ensuring the smooth functioning of the Board of Directors and the organisation and that the conduct of the organisation complies with all relevant requirements of charity and company law and maintains high standards of corporate governance. 

The Honorary Secretary will act as an information and reference point for the Chair and other Directors: clarifying past practice and decisions; confirming legal requirements and retrieving relevant documentation.

This is a voluntary role and we anticipate it would require a few hours per month along with attendance at Board meetings (usually in Edinburgh and London) for which all expenses are paid.

Qualities and Skills Required

  • Great organisational skills
  • Experience of committee work and procedures
  • Supervision of minute taking
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences
  • Approachable and sensitive to the feelings of others
  • Well organised and an eye for detail
  • Ability to work well with the Chair
  • Accurate work 
  • A background in medical/health care or education would be an advantage
  • Applications should be sent to:  sarah@asme.org.uk with a CV and Covering Letter.

    Closing date:  Monday 5th June 2017 at 5pm.

    Please note that interviews will be held at the ASM in Exeter  21st-23rd June 2017.

    Transatlantic partnership commits to improving prescribing skills

    Transatlantic partnership commits to improving prescribing skills

    London, UK & Ottawa, Canada / Monday 8 May 2017 – The British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) today announced an ambitious new collaboration to support safer prescribing by doctors in Canada.

    Representing a significant commitment by both organisations, the partnership will bring together experts over the coming year to raise the profile of prescribing competency and to promote its importance through joint development of education and assessment resources in this field.

    “This partnership opportunity comes at a time when practitioners are addressing immense challenges such as management of chronic pain with opioids and reduction of antimicrobial resistance. This program will provide our Fellows with skills and tools to improve their performance against recognized standards and improve patient safety and outcomes,” said Royal College CEO Dr. Andrew Padmos, MD, FRCPC.

    The Prescribing Skills Assessment will form part of the Prescribing Safely Canada initiative, and will incorporate:

  • A new competency framework for all Canadian prescribers, which will be mapped to the national (CanMEDS) framework
  • New online learning modules on prescribing
  • A new online prescribing assessment for RCPSC members
  • Professor David Webb, President of the British Pharmacological Society, said: “The Society has developed a valid and reliable online test of prescribing competency, based on its track record of championing improved prescribing worldwide. Early pilots using the Prescribing Skills Assessment have been successfully delivered in India and Australia as well as Canada. This exciting partnership with RCPSC is at the forefront of these activities, and demonstrates our shared ambition to enhance prescribing skills and, ultimately, improve patient care.”

    The announcement follows a successful pilot of the Prescribing Skills Assessment, the online education and prescribing assessment tool owned by the British Pharmacological Society, which was completed in Canada in August 2016. Feedback from Royal College Fellows and educators who participated reported that this innovative approach would be of value to Canadian doctors.

    For further information and interviews, please contact:

    Kat Steer

    Head of Communications & Membership

    British Pharmacological Society


    +44 20 7239 0184

    +44 7557 400 327

    Melissa Nisbett

    Senior Communications Specialist

    Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada


    +1 613 730 8177 ext. 426

    +1 613 218 9570

    Post-Doc position for Team-Based Learning

    Imperial College’s partner Medical School in Singapore, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, is looking for a new postdoc in medical education. Potential applicants should contact Professor Naomi Low-Beer on naomi.low-beer@ntu.edu.sg  who will be able to provide more information.

    Click here to download a full job descriptionPlease feel free to circulate it to anyone who you think may be interested.

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