ASME and JASME are delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Sir John Ellis Student Prize.

The Sir John Ellis Student Prize is an established and highly regarded national prize for new student work on a topic within medical education. Besides being awarded the prize, winners will be invited to present their work at a plenary session of the ASME Annual Scholarship Meeting. Applicants must be invidual members of ASME/JASME at the time of application. This is intended as an individual award for work carried out as part of an undergraduate degree in medicine.

Maria Bantounou winnerMaria A Bantounou, University of Aberdeen, was chosen as the winner for her submission:

Comparison of video demonstration alone versus combined video and in-person demonstration in medical undergraduate clinical skills teaching: a pilot study

Upon hearing the news Maria said:

Winning the Sir John Ellis Student Prize 2023 is an incredible honour and a true validation of the hard work and dedication that I have put into my research on medical education.  I am thrilled to have my work recognized and appreciated at this level, and it inspires me to continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the field of medical education.  I am deeply grateful for this opportunity and will always cherish this moment as a significant milestone in my academic journey.

Maria will be presenting her project at this year’s ASM in Birmingham. Congratulations Maria!