Announcing the JASME Group Innovation Prize 2022 winners

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The Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education (JASME) is a career group within ASME for medical students. One of its key goals is to encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by students and early career professionals. One of the most important elements of this research is collaboration. Therefore, we are pleased to offer one award each year to a group of medical students and doctors for innovation in the field of medical education. Applications were welcome from groups of members who had already undertaken a project or piece or work surrounding an innovative and original idea within medical education. Applicants were to submit a description of their work and address how and why the innovation has been implemented, and how this has changed educational practice. Our 2022 winners are Isaac Jarratt Barnham, Máté Nászai, Max Williamson and Patrick Kratschmer; all 3rd Year Graduate-Entry Medical Students at Oxford University, with their submission:...

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Join the JASME Committee!

JASME Committee Recruitment We are recruiting for the national JASME committee! Medical or allied health professions student, or recently qualified? Interested in medical education? Take a look at the guidance and application form below. We are looking for people to join our: Membership & Awards teamCommunications teamEvents & Local Reps team Click here to apply: https://forms.gle/Vj59EJ4xN75JwhAV9  Deadline for applications: Tue 31st May 5pm General requirements are that you must:  Be a current UK medical student (we welcome applicants from any year), FY1 doctor, other healthcare professional student or other healthcare professional (such as Physician Associate, midwife, nursing or pharmacy) within one year of graduatingHave (J)ASME membershipBe enthusiastic about MedEd We look forward to hearing from you!

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ASME’s 2022 Annual Scholarship Meeting awards now open for submissions

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ASME’s strategic aim is to advance scholarship in medical education, and we offer a wide range of awards delivered at our Annual Scholarship Meeting (ASM) every year. These awards encompass all stages and types of medical education careers to reflect our diverse and international membership and aim to cover all aspects of scholarship, including innovation, evaluation, research and practitioner inquiry. We are pleased to announce that applications for ASME’s ASM awards for 2022 are now open and welcomed from first-time applicants and from members based anywhere in the world (unless an award states explicitly this is not the case). ASME particularly welcomes applicants from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. 2022 ASME’s ASM awards are: ASME ASM Communication Prize JASME ASM Communication Prize TASME ASM Communication Prize TEL ASM Prize Details of all ASME’s awards can be found HERE. We look forward to receiving your applications!

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JASME Local Rep of the Year

Haider Merchant JASME Local Rep of the Year 2021

Written by Haider Merchant, JASME.                   Haider Merchant Twitter: @HaiderMerchant3 It was through my developing love of Medical Education that I decided to become a Local Representative for JASME. Having previously completed an intercalated Masters degree in Clinical Education at the University of Exeter, I was exposed to the variety of opportunities Medical Education had to offer (e.g. Research, Assessments, Technology Enhanced Learning). I soon realised that teaching was merely one branch of the tree that is Medical Education. The JASME Local Representative role, therefore, afforded me with the opportunity to showcase the breadth and variety of opportunities that Medical Education has to offer medical students and foundation year one doctors. During my time as a JASME Local Representative, I particularly enjoyed working with students in my cluster group (Exeter, Plymouth, and Cardiff) to organise Medical Education events in our region. I was also...

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Quality Improvement in medical education: what is it and why is it important?

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Written by Will Doherty, an Academic FY1 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Will is on the Communications subteam of JASME (Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education).   William Doherty Twitter: @wj_doherty Quality improvement (QI) is an often-nebulous concept which eludes the understanding of medical students. It is a model frequently taught at medical schools with limited success. My first real experience of QI came during my fourth year at university when I was thrown in at the deep end of a data-based clinical audit. With no prior experience and a very limited understanding of QI principles, I found myself in the driving seat of this project. I was set the task of finding a group of clinical standards and collecting departmental data to compare against these. Which clinical standards were relevant? How do I go about collecting data? These questions troubled me as I took on this project. When in...

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