Mindfulness in Medical Education (MiME)
Mindfulness and meditative practices are important, evidence-based approaches to maintaining wellbeing in many settings including healthcare. Mindfulness in Medical Education (MiME) is a Special Interest Group that aims to raise awareness about the importance of mindfulness in a healthcare context through discussion, sharing of best practice and networking.
Objectives of the SIG:
- To support the wellbeing of medical students and those employed in medical education through research, teaching and sharing good practice.
- To encourage networking between colleagues and institutions in order to foster conversations and collaborations relating to mindfulness and meditative practices in medical education.
- With specific reference to the inclusion of mindfulness and meditative practices in curriculums to consider how to integrate wellbeing into medical curriculums more explicitly.
- To encourage established and new researchers to undertake studies that consider the inclusion of mindfulness and meditative practices in medical education.
- To establish and maintain connections with ASME-based and external organisations in order to further our objective to develop the teaching of wellbeing and mindful meditative practices in medical education.
- To work towards best practice guidelines and training for mindfulness teachers who are aiming to introduce mindfulness and meditative practices into medical curriculums.
How we intend to realise these objectives:
- To enable networking and collaboration we aim to meet and/ or communicate frequently with one national sharing day every year, one AGM at the ASME ASM every year and regular email updates about upcoming events and opportunities.
- To establish and maintain connections with members of the other specialist interest groups, encourage and take part in multi-SIG events and collaborations.
- To work with ASME-based and external groups to create knowledge and scholarship related to mindfulness and meditative practices in medical education.
- To disseminate this knowledge and scholarship appropriately in order to include mindfulness and meditative practices into medical curriculums in an evidence-based and responsible manner.