Local Rep Event at Liverpool: ‘How to teach, for healthcare students’

‘How to teach, for healthcare students’ was organised by JASME Liverpool University representatives and targeted students across a variety of disciplines inclusive of medical students in all years of their course. Prior to the event, it was recognised that teaching is a core component of being a junior doctor, however most medical students do not receive any formal advice or guidance on the best ways to deliver teaching for other students. Consequently, this leads to a variation in standards of teaching that students receive. The session allowed for maximum engagement and interactivity by starting the event with a short 20-25 minute lecture which focused on an introduction to teaching, why it is important in a medical career and how it is involved in various application processes throughout training including AFP and ACF. Following this, students rotated through 2 different workshops which each focused on a different area of teaching skills -...

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Become an ASME SoMe intern

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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, for the past 2 years, ASME has been running a Social Media Intern scheme. Our Interns are supported to develop innovations across a variety of online platforms, attend ASME events, gained medical education publications and have 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...

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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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Methodology in Medical Education: misunderstood and underrepresented

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Keegan Curlewis is a final year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He is co-lead of the Events subteam of JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education). I am coming towards the end of my medical school journey. On reflection over the past five years, I can recall having lectures on almost every part of the body and experiencing many different medical and surgical specialties. Memories of lectures focussing on methodology in medical education are… sparse. This is no surprise. Despite the word “doctor” meaning teacher, from the Latin “docere”, medical schools have historically glossed over medical education as a topic.1 Medical students and junior doctors are left to learn more about teaching through intercalated degrees or postgraduate courses. However, this knowledge is valued highly within the medical workplace; for example, applications for higher training often require “Training in Teaching”. Medical education research is often frowned upon...

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