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Call for new members for the Educator Development Committee

The ASME Educator Development Committee (EDC) is seeking up to three new members.

What is the EDC?EDC Logo RGB

EDC, along with ERC is one of the key committees through which ASME provides services to members. Committee members are a group of experienced and enthusiastic medical educators from around the country. As per our mission statement, our role is to support and promote the evidence informed professional development of the community of medical educators.

What does membership involve?

Membership of the committee provides a number of exciting opportunities including; supporting the organisation of regional and national Medical Education events, the opportunity to share and develop new ideas/ share good practise, representing ASME at external events such as conferences, reviewing abstracts for ASME conferences and contributing to selection of ASME awards.

We usually meet four times a year (including one teleconference) and membership numbers up to 10.

Confirmed 2020 meetings are:

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020 – Friends House, London
  • Wednesday 13th May 3.00-5.00pm - Teleconference
  • 8th-10th July – Informal meeting for those at the Liverpool ASM (Optional)
  • Early November (TBC) - Friends House, London

Members are expected to attend all meetings. Dial in is available and travel expenses are paid. Venues outside London will be possible in the future depending on the geographical spread of all members. There is a need to do some work remotely between meetings.

Membership is for 3 years, usually renewable once. Members are appointed on merit. We are, however, particularly keen to receive applications from ASME members:

  • • With an interest in postgraduate education and the continuum of medical education.
  • • From the North and East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • • From a background other than clinical medicine.

We are keen to receive applications from diverse professional backgrounds (other than clinical medicine), and particularly those that are traditionally from under-represented groups including, but not limited to, those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. 


Informal enquiries;

To the chair of EDC, Prof Colin Macdougall, [email protected]



Applicants should submit a 600 word statement to the chair [email protected] by 20th January 2020 outlining their background and experience and what they consider they would bring to the ASME EDC generally and also specifically. Those who will be taking time out of their job should attach confirmation from their Line Manager and/or Institution showing agreement for them to undertake the role.



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Statement from our Chair regarding Covid-19
and ASME events

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.