Announcing the New Leaders Award 2021 Winner

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  The New Leaders Award is an annual prize which recognises outstanding leadership in the field of medical education for those early in their medical education career. The award is designed to provide recognition for those who have taken a leadership or management role in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing  professional development that has had clear benefit and impact on improving the quality of learning, teaching or the patient experience.  By early career, we mean medical students, doctors in training, lecturers, supervisors, support staff or mentors who have been formally involved in a leadership or management role or activity in medical education for less than five years. We are pleased  to announce the winner of the 2021 award: Dr Peter Leadbetter, Edge Hill University with the submission Leading the Foundation Year for Medicine: a widening participation initiative Personally, I am "over the moon" to receive this award in an area I am so passionate about. It is heart-warming to receive external...

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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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Disrupted Medical Education takes centre stage at ASME’s Annual Scholarship Meeting

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Medical Educators to discuss the challenges they are facing in 2021 and beyond The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) is putting the focus on Disrupted Medical Education during its Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). The event will be held virtually on 8 and 9 July 2021. ASME Chair, Professor Sandra Nicholson, said: “This past year has been dominated by loss and disruption and like never before we have seen how medical challenges in one country can affect others. As a consequence, we believe that now is the time to discuss the centrality of medical education and how it needs to be shaped for future generations.” The ASM will feature four main sessions over the two days. The meeting incorporates single presenters as well as panel discussions. Professor Nisha Dogra,  Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Education at the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester will address diversity in medical education and the challenges...

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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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Local Rep Event: A collaboration between Dundee and Warwick Medical Schools on ‘Exploring Professional Identity Formation’

A collaboration between the local reps at Dundee and Warwick Medical Schools, this panel discussion on the topic of ‘Exploring Professional Identity Formation’ included a diverse panel of speakers consisting of a medical education researcher and a medical psychotherapist (and also medical educator) as well as two medical students – a qualified physician associate turned first year graduate-entry medical student from Warwick and a final year medic from Dundee. The event began with a presentation on professional identity delivered by Dr Lisi Gordon from Dundee who was then joined by Valentine Mberu, also from Dundee, and Dr Anne-Marie Chilton and Donya Mighty from Warwick. The panellists engaged in a discussion about what it means to establish your identity as a healthcare professional and specifically focussed on their experiences with it as women and women of colour. We believe there is a need for conversations around professional identity, as it will allow...

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