ASME PhD/Doctoral Grant 2018
ASME awards second ever doctoral grant to UCL researchers
- Grant is part of three rounds of PhD funding to further study of medical education
The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) has named University College London’s (UCL) Research Department of Medical Education (RDME) the winner of its second ever doctoral grant.
The supervisory team at RDME includes Professor Dame Jane Dacre, Dr Shah-Jalal Sarker and Professor Ann Griffin. Dr Magdalen Baker – a trainee gastroenterologist - is the doctoral student who will benefit from the award. The team will study the impact and outcomes of junior doctors working part-time for the NHS as they progress and complete their training to become specialists compared to those who work full-time. The award is the second in a series of three inaugural doctoral grants announced at ASME’s 60- year anniversary in 2017.
It aims to increase capacity in the field of medical education study by supporting doctoral-level (PhD) research. The first award was received in 2017 by Professor Tim Dornan of Queen’s University Belfast and his colleagues from the Universities of Southampton, UK and Western University, Canada. A third award will be granted in 2019.
As more medical professionals choose to train part-time, the grant winners are keen to find out the effects of this type of training on the medical community.
Professor Ann Griffin, says: “I am delighted UCL’s Research Department of Medical Education (RDME) is to be the recipient of the highly prestigious ASME PhD/doctoral grant award 2018. The PhD “Evaluating the Outcomes and Impact of Less than Full-Time Training on the Medical Workforce” will use qualitative and quantitative approaches to investigate how junior doctors working part-time impacts the NHS workforce by examining their progression through, and completion of training to become specialists compared to those working full-time.”
“I would like to thank ASME for their generous support of this study and their work in advancing scholarship in medical education. Dr Magdalen Baker has demonstrated an amazing appetite for research and her significant contribution to the application and determination has led to this success.”
Professor Karen Mattick, Director of Awards for ASME, says: “We received a number of high-quality applications for our second round of this award and are pleased after a lengthy assessment and consideration period to be in a position to award the funding to UCL RDME”
Professor Sandra Nicholson, ASME Chair, says: “Having awarded two of our three originally planned PhD grants, ASME are in the process of finalising details for a regular, annual PhD funding programme in the near future.”
Dr Magdalen Baker
Many Congratulations to Dr Magdalen Baker for being only the second ever receipient of ASME Award for doctorate grant, and the first of its kind to UCL researchers.
I know Dr Baker to be a very forward looking, focused and diligent and hardworking individual, who truly deserve this award.
Many thanks to her supervisors,UCL researchers who put forward Dr Baker for this award and for their support.
Last but not the least, thank you ASME for the Award towards medical education research.
Congratulations, Magdalen, on this award for your doctoral research.
Coming through a high-quality field and being commended by Professor Griffin on demonstrating "an amazing appetite for research" is an eloquent testimony to your industry. I join the Prof in thanking the ASME for giving you this award. God's blessings.
This is a fantastic achievement Magdalen. Congratulations on being awarded this grant to study and undertake research towards a PhD. No doubt you are going to give it your all. Thanks to ASME for this award. I trust that you with your supervisors at UCL Medical School RDME will produce a study that will have significant impact on professional lives of young doctors undergoing part time training. As a supervisor of less than full time medical trainees, I and may others in my position look forward to the outcome of your PhD research. The impact factor, I expect will be high.
Once again well done and all the best with your study and research.