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As we enter Pride month, ASME would like to highlight our strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Medical Education is an inclusive, supportive space and we at ASME are passionate about representing & providing a voice within MedEd for issues affecting all genders and sexualities. With this in mind, we would like to hear from our members and beyond about the challenges and opportunities affecting LGBTQ+ students, doctors, healthcare professionals, educators and patients in 2021. We would love to share your voice on our regular ASME blog - please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your perspectives this Pride month.  

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Winners announced: ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Awards 2021

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ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award ASME’s mission is to Advance Scholarship in Medical Education.  Many of our awards have supported individuals to achieve excellence in medical education but, of course, the organisation in which the individual is embedded can make a huge difference to their ability to achieve this excellence.  Therefore, we are delighted to introduce the ASME Institutional ‘Commitment to Scholarship’ Award. This award is a non-monetary prize awarded to an institution that is a member of ASME and claims exceptional commitment to ‘Advancing Scholarship in Medical Education’ (i.e. research, evaluation, innovation, practitioner inquiry), including translation of medical education ‘evidence’ into policy or practice. A maximum of three awards were available for 2021, one from each of the following application categories: 1) Higher Education Institution (e.g. school/college of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary science, etc) 2) Healthcare provider (e.g. NHS Trust) 3) Other (e.g. charity, placement provider, royal college etc)....

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Winner of Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award 2021 Announced

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ASME and Wiley have offered the Medical Education Travelling Fellowship for a number of years. This has been a successful award offering many recipients career developing medical education opportunities across the world. However, in these strange and different times we have taken the opportunity to review the award.  Therefore, ASME and Wiley are pleased to announce the launch of the Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award for 2021 which will provide funding of up to £2,000 to support an individual or a research group.  The aim of the Medical Education Developing Scholarship Award is to enable an individual or a research group to strengthen their contributions to health professional education research. The individual or team must demonstrate how the activities supported by the award will offer long-term enhancement of their capacity to engage in high quality conceptually grounded, methodologically rigorous, and programmatic research efforts such as those prioritized for publication in Medical Education. Applications must show commitment to a specific project and demonstrate how the award will...

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Announcing the Winner of the Sir John Ellis Student Prize 2021

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The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students and Foundation Year doctors. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and junior doctors. The Sir John Ellis Student Prize is an established and highly regarded national prize for new student work on a topic within medical education.   We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 prize is Anna Harvey, King’s College London with their submission What does success mean to medical students who identify as widening participation? An informal stakeholder scoping study and narrative review I am thrilled to be awarded the 2021 Sir John Ellis prize. I have admired ASME's significant work engaging junior researchers with excellent clinical education scholarship for a number of years and it's great to receive feedback on my work from members. I hope to continue to...

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Announcement of ASME Gold Medal Recipient 2021

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ASME award the Gold Medal annually and it is open to highly experienced scholars who have made outstanding national/international contributions to medical education research, innovation, evaluation or practitioner inquiry and who are nominated for the award by an ASME member. The nominee themselves does not need to be an ASME member.  There are no age, nationality, professional, occupational or other barriers to being considered for the award. Preference will be given to individuals who remain active in the field of medical education scholarship. The award thereby is intended to be forward-looking as well as valuing past achievements. We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 award is Erik Driessen, Professor in the School of Health Profession Education at Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Editor in Chief of the Journal Perspectives on Medical Education. “I’m deeply honoured to be awarded ASME’s Gold Medal. It’s a huge recognition of the work of...

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