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ASME Social Media Intern Scheme

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. ASME values
social media, but we know we can do better: we want your help to do so, and recognise your
innovation in the process. Therefore we have introduced the ASME Social Media Intern Scheme.
We are aiming to recruit ‘SoMe-Interns’ to help run our growing Social Media platforms, and to
innovate by exploring new ideas through SoMe. 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 one of
ASME’s major events or meetings during 2019, including travel & fee waiver, with free registration
to the ASME Annual Scientific Meeting 2019.
Entries should respond to ONE of the following two questions:
1) Have you ever used social media platforms to run an effective medical education project?
Please explain your initiative, detailing evidence of creativity and efficacy.
2) TASME is seeking entries to a new innovation award. How would you use social media to
effectively advertise for entries for this award?
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.
Shortlisting
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.
All applicants must be a full or student member of ASME before commencing the SoMe Internship.
The deadline for submissions is 14 th August 2018. If you have any further questions about the
application, please contact Jonny at [email protected] Entrants will be notified of their

success or otherwise within 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 from the Membership, 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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