The “Excellent Medical Education” Programme is a set of national prizes established jointly by ASME and the GMC for the first time in 2015 and they are intended to fund high-quality medical education research, development and innovation.
The awards are offered in response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training, through supporting capacity building and increasing the volume of high-quality medical education research. Applications using quantitative or qualitative, established or innovative methods are welcome.
All ASME members who are based in the UK were eligible to apply, provided their organisation was capable of fulfilling the role of a research sponsor (e.g. an NHS organisation, academic institution). ASME and the GMC welcome applications on a wide range of issues, across the continuum of medical education:
The 2019 recipient in the CPD category is Dr Daniele Carrieri, Research Fellow, University of Exeter
The project, ‘Thriving Lessons’: Optimising strategies to promote medical students’ wellbeing has been awarded a total of £5,000 (£2,500 at the start of the project and £2500 on completion). The project is expected to commence in March 2020.
“I am very delighted and honoured. Medical students’ wellbeing is a very important area of research for me. I really hope this research will contribute to improve current support and wellbeing promotion initiatives in medical schools”.
Dr Carrieri, October 2019
Dr Carrieri will be asked to give an update on the project and on completion an article will be in our newsletter and news blog.
Details of the winners in the UG and PG categories can be found here:
Please keep an eye on our website for details of the 2020 round of the joint ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards