ASME's EDC seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education.
The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses.
The total annual value of available awards is £5,000 divided at the discretion of the EDC to maximise the awards impact. Normally at least two awards are made each year.
The recipients for 2019 are as follows:
Neera Gajree, University Glasgow, with their submission entitled: Teaching medical students about the place of emotions in medicine using Balint groups.
Neera is a final year Psychiatry trainee, member of the University of Glasgow’s Psychiatry Undergraduate Teaching Quality Improvement Group and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing. Neera is involved in both developing the University of Glasgow’s Psychiatry curriculum, and designing and implementing the teaching programme for senior medical students on their Psychiatry placements.
Neera has been awarded funding to attend the Balint Leadership Training Intensive course in Seattle in February 2020.
Hannah McCauley, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, with their submission entitled: International Confederation of Midwives - sharing good practice in global midwifery education
Hannah is a midwife working as a Senior Research Associate in the Liverpool School of Tropical medicine (LSTM). Hannah is also a PhD candidate in the second year of study. In their role hannah is involved in postgraduate teaching and teaches intercalating medical students and postgraduate students on an International Public Health Masters programme. Hannah also supervises MSc students and is the Deputy course director on a Diploma in Sexual and reproductive health course.
Hannah has been awarded funding to attend the International Confederation of midwives Triennial Congress in Bali Indonesia in June 2020.
Award recipients will be invited to present a synopsis of their experience at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM), 5-8 July 2020, Liverpool, UK.