The ASME Board introduced a new award in 2020 – the Board Award, to extend and complement the existing awards offered to our members.

The aim of this award is to fund one high-quality research project per year, up to the value of £20,000, which is strongly aligned to ASME’s strategic priorities.  The Board believe this size of award will provide a ‘next step’ for ASME members who have held smaller awards previously. Each year, we will highlight the strategic priorities that we would particularly welcome applications on, to support the Board to advance scholarship in medical education.

We are very pleased to announce that the funding for the Board Awards 2022 has been awarded as follows:

How do shared social spaces impact the wellness and learning of junior doctors? A realist evaluation

Ciska UysCiska Uys (pictured in the middle-@ciskau), (Principle Investigator), Karen Mattick,  (Co-Investigator) and Daniele Carrieri, (Co-Investigator), all at the University of Exeter.

On hearing that they had won the award the team said:

Receiving this funding is fantastic news for our project! We are researching the impact of shared social spaces on the wellness and learning of junior doctors. The value of spaces such as coffee rooms and the doctors’ mess is widely talked about, but there is little empirical data to answer the question ‘How do shared social spaces impact the wellness and learning of junior doctors?’ At a time where the wellness of junior doctors continues to present a challenging problem and physical social spaces appear to be under threat, we believe this question needs an urgent answer. We are very grateful for this funding, which will help us enormously.

The ASME Board passes on their congratulations to the team and look forward to reading updates on their work in the future.

For more information on ASME awards please visit: ASME AWARDS


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