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ASME Small Grants 2020 Recipients Announced

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The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), annually invites Members (including undergraduate student members and employees of institutions that are members of the Association) to submit bids for small grants (up to the value of £5,000) to support a research study in the field of medical or other healthcare education. ASME welcomes submissions from new as well as established researchers. The SMall grants are awards overseen by ASME's Education Research Committee.    We are pleased to announce the following recipients of awards from the 2020 round of applicationsCatherine Farrelly, University of Exeter (and co-authors Natasha Doran, Sarah Bradley) with the submission What are student perceptions of how frequent-look OSCEs affect student wellbeing compared with infrequent OSCEs?James Groves, UCL (and co-authors James Cai, Amali Lokugamage, Faye Gishen, Will Coppola) with the submission Investigating the effects of an online mindfulness intervention on medical student stress and well-beingAnna Rosselli, University of Nottingham (and co-authors Rakesh...
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ASME Partnership - Medical Education During COVID Virtual Conference

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ASME has partnered with Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA) and Medics Academy on their upcoming virtual conference - Medical Education During COVID. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the continuity of formal medical education across the world. Despite the  tremendous barriers that lockdown conditions have imposed upon educators, this has been a period of incredible evolution and powerful change, characterised by the development of a wealth of new and innovative ways to overcome and improve upon traditional conceptions of teaching and learning in healthcare.Innovators in medical education have taken this enormous obstacle and turned it into an extraordinary opportunity to improve medical education forever. Therefore, the essence of this conference will be to ensure that the legacy of this period of lockdown does not forget the pioneering work currently making transformational progress within the field of medical education.This conference aims to provide an open and on-going discussion of our collective, local and national experiences along...
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Introducing ASMEBITESIZE

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ASME would like to introduce you to a new initiative  which we have created. We hope this will provide you with the opportunity to engage with fellow ASME members and the wider medical education community.We are delighted to announce the launch of ASMEBITESIZEASMEBITESIZE is an opportunity for you to discuss matters of interest and to disseminate areas of good practice and to support each other in these challenging times. We will be running a series of online "bitesize" events including podcasts, webinars, Q&As, journal editor sessions and so on. The series of short, concise, frequent and regular activities are being held from June to January. A whole world of opportunities for you to participate in and benefit from. The first ASMEBITESIZE event will be on Monday 1st June.  It will take the form of an audio podcast exploring some of the key challenges and opportunities of teaching medical students about video and audio consulting in the current...
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ASME Social Media Intern Scheme

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 ASME Social Media Intern SchemeAre you a medic who loves a Tweet? Are you an Instagram guru, or a Snapchat celeb? We want your help to change the world of medical education social media. SoMe is becoming increasingly influential in MedEd, acting as a key cog in disseminating good practice, facilitating debate and enabling important connections between educators. Therefore, last year we ran our first Social Media Intern scheme. Our Interns were supported to develop innovations across a variety of online platforms, attended ASME events and presented their work at conferences.So, we’re back for more! If you’re interested in medical education and SoMe, we want your help. We want you to work with ASME and our partner journals Medical Education and The Clinical Teacher to create exciting SoMe resources. This is a great opportunity to develop your communication skills, gain mentorship and work alongside some of the most experienced and influential...
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Statement from our Chair regarding Covid-19
and ASME events

Desperate times call for desperate measures and so it was with great sadness that the Board of Directors made the decision to postpone our ASM planned for July 2020 in Liverpool and several other events/meetings. Our next ASM will now take place in 2021, details of date and venue will follow.

We envisaged that large gatherings of people would be unsafe and of course wanted to do our bit to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. Many of our membership will be increasing their clinical duties and for those involved in transferring curricula online life has been very hectic. We want to support our members, healthcare professionals and educators who are providing front-line NHS services and training students to do so. 

A big thank you to all our ASME members who are involved on the frontline as key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic - we appreciate all you do and hope that you stay safe.