Patients: not sign offs

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 Written by Abbie Tutt, JASME. Abbie Tutt Twitter: @abbietutt I looked at my timetable this week. Some self-directed learning (result!), a day on labour ward and a scattering of clinics. Not too much then, should be able to cope, might even get some studying done this week. I had just finished a GP placement where I was commuting for a full hour and a half every day and was consequently shattered. I am relieved now to only be travelling 20 minutes up the road. As a final year student I can feel exams breathing down my neck. There’s pressure to perform at a finals standard despite it being over 2 years since I stepped foot on a labour ward. I’m determined to get sign offs completed early and attend all teaching, but time is precious, so I need to recognise when I am no longer learning and return home to revise....
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Announcing the recipients of The Clinical Teacher New Voices in Health Professions Education Award 2021

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ASME announces recipients of inaugural The Clinical Teacher ‘New Voices in Health Professions Education Award 2021’ New career development award provides clinical teachers and researchers with essential skills to be a peer reviewer. Launched this year, the aim of this new and innovative career development programme sponsored by ASME and Wiley is to provide early-career clinical teachers and researchers with the essential skills required to be a peer reviewer. Key features of the programme will include opportunities to engage in contemporary scholarly debates, improve skills in critical analysis and communication and refine academic writing through exposure to good practice. During the summer, recipients were invited to apply for this prize from diverse health professional backgrounds, under-represented groups and geographic regions where career development support for health professionals as clinical teachers and researchers is evolving. Aileen Barrett, Editor of The Clinical Teacher (TCT), says: “Supporting early-career clinical education researchers, teachers and academics is at...
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Interview with Professor Clare Morris, keynote speaker at RME2021

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ASME events team interviewed Professor Clare Morris (University of Cambridge) who will be delivering a plenary talk and a workshop at this year's Researching Medical Education Conference (RME2021).    A: The title of your keynote at RME 2021 is “Putting research skills to work: becoming an agile medical educator”. Why did you choose to deliver this talk in this year’s conference, and what can delegates get from it? C: A key element of ASME’s mission is to promote scholarship in medical education and they do this in a number of ways, not least fostering the types of medical education research activity that can shape and inform our practice as educators. I am delighted to have the opportunity to examine the ways in which research can inform our practice and how our practice can inform our research. I hope that delegates will use this to consider the many ways in which they can become research literate medical educators...
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As part of Black History Month ASME is highlighting some of the relevant work we have showcased. In September last year Dr Anique Atherley (MedEd Travelling Fellowship 2019 Award Winner) presented an ASMEBITESIZE session on Diverse, dynamic and deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training (                  Hosted by the ASME Director for Publications, Dr Kim Walker, the session focussed on Anique's own empirical research into the social networks of undergraduate transitioning students. To access the video, presentation as well as Dr Atherley’s social network exercise from this fantastic ASMEBITESIZE session please follow this link; ASMEBITESIZE: Diverse, dynamic & deliberate networks of students transitioning to clinical training - YouTube

BHM Message from Yvonne Mbaki, Lead for Diversity and Inclusion.

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