Introducing ASME’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy

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  We are pleased to announce ASME’s new equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) webpage (https://www.asme.org.uk/diversity). In wanting to lead by example, as an organisation, we acknowledge that we are nowhere near perfect, hence our intentional effort around equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI). The recent development of our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (2020-2022) showcases our commitment to embedding the principles of diversity and inclusion throughout ASME, fostering a culture that attracts and retains diverse talent and perspectives, as well as maximising participation of our members both nationally and internationally. Our goal with this webpage is to provide our members with insight into ASME’s Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy and ASME’s EDI policy. What is more, core to our ethos is reassuring ASME members that diversity and inclusivity is integral across all of ASME’s work including our awards, when planning events, undertaking public engagement, implementing mentoring schemes and recruiting ASME directors and chairs of...

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Perspectives of multidisciplinary professionals involved in medical education

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The Multidisciplinary Educators Group (MEG) is a newly established special interest group within the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).  We are keen to explore the views of a diverse range of professionals who work within medical education in order to inform the priorities and goals of this new group.  Whatever your medical education role or professional background, clinical or not, we want to hear from you! The principal aim of MEG is to share our combined expertise and experiences in order to raise the profile of multidisciplinary educators.  We will achieve this by focusing on the development, support and role promotion of medical educators who come from a professional background other than medicine, and by exploring and promoting their skills and expertise.  Our vision is: -  To share knowledge and expertise regarding medical education. -  To provide networking opportunities. -  To offer a forum for members to seek...

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Remembering Dr Mei Ling Young

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It is with sadness that ASME acknowledges the passing of Dr Mei Ling Young, Co-founder of IMU, and international medical educationalist. Many ASME members will have met Mei Ling at conferences as she was a regular contributer and active supporter of the learning and welfare of medical students. She was awarded ASME’s Gold Medal in 2017 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and also her continuing potential to shape the future of medical education. It is a pleasure to have known her and continue to promote her educational values.   Sandra Nicholson ASME Chair    

How work has become my wellbeing

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Richard Phillips is an Academic FY1 Doctor in Birmingham interested in helping to bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical medicine.   This one goes out to anyone starting a new chapter of their lives during the 2020 lockdown measures. I am an FY1 doctor who started work in June 2020, during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who knows me personally will know that I do not view medicine as a day job but a core part of my identity (we don’t have time to analyse the issues with that statement here I’m afraid!) and so commencing work was something that I was always especially looking forward to. But when it felt like the whole world was revering hospital staff, it felt to me like this year could not have been a more special time to start my career in medicine. **A fleeting snap of a fresh-faced (behind the mask!) new...

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Research Paper Award Winner Announcement

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            The Research Paper Award is hosted each year by the Education Research Committee (ERC) and is underpinned by the ASME goal of promotion of high-quality research into medical education. The shortlisted finalists for this prestigious award usually present at the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM). However due to the pandemic they presented as part of a Research Showcase for the ASMEBITESIZE programme on Wednesday 13th January, judged by a panel of ERC committee members. ASME are pleased to announce the winner of the ERC RPA 2020 as Dr Dawn Jackson from the University of Birmingham Medical School who presented her research Expectations and Experiences: The contribution of supervision to the professional development of postgraduate General Practice Trainees Dawn stated: “It's fantastic to have such a well-established platform to showcase research in Medical Education.  The insights, support and connections made through the ASME research award have...

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