"Low-Cost, High-fidelity 3D Printed Task Trainers" – Finding the right support for an idea

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Krishan Nandapalan Krishan is a 4th year medical student at Newcastle University with a keen interest in acute medicine and the use of technology in healthcare, especially 3D printing. In his spare time, he likes playing games of all kinds and doing DIY projects. Krishan was awarded the ASME EDC Education Innovation Award 2020 for his work around 3D printing task trainers. Over the past year, I've been designing and 3D printing task trainers: models that healthcare professionals use to practise clinical procedures, like venipuncture arms. This started as what I'd call a 'project' borne out of my free time but grew into a venture that includes winning the ASME EDC Education Innovation Award 2020, preparing to publish research, and starting a business. Starting and progressing this project wasn’t always easy and I received considerable support from others along the way so I want to talk about the impact they had on...
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You could be an ASME Director

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ASME NEEDS YOU! Want to make an active contribution to ASME and its Aims and Mission?  ASME’s Board of Directors would like to invite applications from the membership to apply to join the Board as a Director for 12 months.  This is to enable interested members who wish to make an active contribution to ASME, gain experience and insight into how a Board operates, influence policy and/or ideas and to provide a fresh and possibly alternative viewpoints/ideas to the Board. The role will involve working with our Director of Networks on a project related to our Special Interest Groups.  Election of Directors by the Membership - process Should a member wish to nominate either themselves or another member to join the Board as a Director (limited to one position), they should submit a 300 word statement outlining their background and experience and what they consider they would bring to ASME generally...
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ASME/Pride

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As we enter Pride month, ASME would like to highlight our strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Medical Education is an inclusive, supportive space and we at ASME are passionate about representing & providing a voice within MedEd for issues affecting all genders and sexualities. With this in mind, we would like to hear from our members and beyond about the challenges and opportunities affecting LGBTQ+ students, doctors, healthcare professionals, educators and patients in 2021. We would love to share your voice on our regular ASME blog - please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your perspectives this Pride month.  

Announcing the New Leaders Award 2021 Winner

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  The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career. The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing  professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.  By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years. We are pleased  to announce the winner of the 2021 award: Dr Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University with the submission Leading the Foundation Year for Medicine: a widening participation initiative Personally, I am "over the moon" to receive this award in an area I am so passionate about. It is heart-warming to receive external...
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Winners announced: ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Awards 2021

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ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award ASME’s mission is to Advance Scholarship in Medical Education.  Many of our awards have supported individuals to achieve excellence in medical education but, of course, the organisation in which the individual is embedded can make a huge difference to their ability to achieve this excellence.  Therefore, we are delighted to introduce the ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award. This award is a non-monetary prize awarded to an institution that is a member of ASME and claims exceptional commitment to ‘Advancing Scholarship in Medical Education’ (i.e. research, evaluation, innovation, practitioner inquiry), including translation of medical education ‘evidence’ into policy or practice. A maximum of three awards were available for 2021, one from each of the following application categories: 1) Higher Education Institution (e.g. school/college of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, etc) 2) Healthcare provider (e.g. NHS Trust) 3) Other (e.g. charity, placement provider, royal college etc)....
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