The Educator Development Committee (EDC) of ASME seeks to support and promote the professional development of healthcare educators and to disseminate good practice in medical education.

The ASME EDC Educator Development Awards are aimed at providing funding for an individual to further develop themselves as an educator. Options include (but are not limited to) travel to visit a host institution to gain experience in a specific type of teaching, travel to events or conferences, attendance at relevant courses or undertaking a specific educational development in a home institution. In allocating awards, the EDC will take account of the professional development of the individual and will specifically target those who are at an early or mid-stage of their career and where other sources of funding are unlikely to be available. Research projects will not normally be funded, nor will applications to register on certificate, diploma or masters courses.

Congratulations to the 2023 winners:


Cindy Chew (University of Glasgow) was awarded the prize for her submission: Medical Humanities: Navigating Communication, Uncertainty and Professional Identity through Theatre and Role Play.

Cindy Chew

“Uncertainty in Medicine is ever present. As Doctors – navigating and holding it safely for patients is an important skill. This award is received with immense gratitude and great pride. It will allow us to bring together a diverse group of experts – spanning the Arts, Medical Humanities and cutting edge Science – to explore this with our students. Together, we will learn how Theatre can help us develop our Professional Identity, improve Communication Skills and how to apply acquired Medical Knowledge to be excellent Doctors, fit for the 21st Century.”

@ShiYunZhao @UoGMedicine @UofGlasgow




Nariell Morrison (Imperial College London) was awarded the prize for her submission: Cultivating Leaders in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion within Clinical Education

Nariell Morrison

I am both delighted and honoured to be selected by ASME’s Educator Development Committee for the Educator Development Award. I deeply appreciate ASME’s recognition and support towards cultivating leaders in equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) within clinical education. I am passionate about inclusive education and hope that my educational activities will benefit not only myself, but also students, faculty, and patients. I look forward to furthering my development as a clinical educator and leader in this field. Thank you again, ASME!”

@DrNariell @imperialmed @imperial_SoM @imperialcollege


Sushil Rodrigues Ranjan (University of Dundee) was awarded the prize for his submission: Practical Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration in Medical Education: Attending AI UK 2024

Sushil Rodrigues Ranjan

“Winning this award signifies a remarkable step forward in my efforts to enhance medical education using generative AI. I am grateful for the recognition and support from ASME!”

@SushilR06890748 @UoDMedicine





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