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Winners announced for Excellent Medical Education Joint ASME/GMC Awards 2019 UG and PG categories

Excellent Medical Education Joint ASME/GMC Awards 2019

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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:

  • Undergraduate  
  • Postgraduate 
  • Continuing Professional Development. (deadline 5pm 12th September 2019)

The deadline for the UG and PG categories was 18th June 2019. We are now pleased to announce that we have a winner in both the UG and PG categories, with the deadline for CPD category submissions being 5pm, 12 September 2019.


The 2019 recipient in the UG category is Dr Kathleen (Kay) Leedham-Green, Medical Education Fellow, Imperial College London and her co-applicants also from Imperial College London: Dr Wing May Kong; Head of Medical Ethics and Law, Undergraduate Medicine; Dr Elizabeth Muir; Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice; Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Dr Jennifer Wallis; Medical Humanities Teaching Fellow; Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Centre.

The project, Designing for health: Evaluating an interdisciplinary learning project in collaboration with service users 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 before the end of 2019

The 2019 recipient in the PG category is Professor Tim Dornan, Professor of Medical and Interprofessional Education, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and his co-applicants: Martin Adams, Diabetes Patient Advocate, Independent Consultant, Rosie Donnelly, Grade 8a Pharmacist, South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern IreIand, Florence Findlay-White, Former Diabetes UK National Care Adviser and Independent Consultant and Neil Kennedy, Head of the Centre for Medical Education, QUB, and Consultant Paediatrician, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The project, Patient Advocacy for Prescribing Safety (PAPS). Using implementation science to optimise service user involvement has been awarded total funding of £5,000 (£2,500 at the start of the project and £2500 on completion). The project has already commenced.

Recipients will be asked to give an update on their projects and on completion articles will be in our newsletter and news blog.

Please keep an eye on our website for details of the 2020 round of the joint ASME/GMC Excellent Medical Education Awards



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