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Are 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 members of the medical education community.

These will be voluntary, one-year positions. Each SoMe Intern will be supported to develop a social media project of their choice, which may include some financial support. All successful SoMe Interns will be invited to present their work at ASME’s next Annual Scholarship Meeting (with registration covered by ASME and support for  travel and accommodation).

Entries should respond to ONE of the following three questions:

  • Have you ever used social media platforms to run an effective medical education project? Please explain your initiative, detailing evidence of creativity and efficacy.
  • How would you innovate using a medical education blog?
  • How would you develop a social media project which has value for research?

Applications should be sent to [email protected] through e-mail or WeTransfer for larger files. We encourage submissions in any format: your idea may be explained through word document essay, but we also welcome video pitches/demonstrations, infographics or posters. Creativity is encouraged.


Applications will be assessed based on their demonstration of:

  • Effective communication in the context of social media
  • Creative use of one or more social media platforms
  • Ability to reflect on lessons learned during SoMe experiences
  • Understanding of the risks and threats associated with SoMe
  • Passion, enthusiasm and commitment to innovate in Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Awareness of effective marketing or branding strategies

Inclusion criteria

Entries are open to all ASME members, though this scheme will particularly welcome medical student entries. ASME would particularly welcome those with experience of blogging, though this is not essential.

All applicants must be a full or student member of ASME before commencing the SoMe Internship. The deadline for submissions is  5pm, Wednesday 27th May 2020. If you have any further questions about the application, please contact Jonny at [email protected] Entrants will be notified of their success or otherwise as soon as possible after the deadline. This is a one-off call for SoMe interns and distinct from the usual ASME awards.

The SoMe Internship

Successful applicants will be appointed ASME SoMe Interns and will work closely with the ASME Board of Directors, specifically the Director for Social Media & Communications, as well as the Social Media Associate Editor of Medical Education/TCT and the ASME office. SoMe Interns will be supported with mentorship and gain valuable experience as part of a medical education charity. You will be offered the opportunity to co-shadow an ASME Director. If you have further questions about the e-internship, please contact [email protected]

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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.