On behalf of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), which includes in its goals, the promotion of high-quality research into medical education, the Education Research Committee invites ASME Members to submit an application for the Research Paper Award (formerly Best Original Research Paper Award). It is expected that applicants will describe research that is completed at the time of abstract submission.
Preliminary applications should be made via the online submission form. Your submission should be no more than 800 words (excluding references).
Criteria by which the applications will be judged are:
- Novelty of subject matter or approach within the field of medical education research. (2x weighting)
- Contribution to the field of medical education research. (2x weighting)
- A clear statement of rationale with a relevant gap in literature identified.
- Clearly stated research question(s) and/or aims and objectives that are in concordance with the research design.
- Clear rationale for the methodological / theoretical approach taken.
- Findings from results clearly reported and the new knowledge generated by the study clearly stated.
- Relevant discussion and justified conclusions presented with recommendations and / or relevance to practice outlined
If the above criteria are not met, the submission will be rejected due to the instructions not being adhered to.
Initial submissions will be reviewed by the ASME Education Research Committee (ERC) panel against the criteria for the award. The three highest submissions will be shortlisted.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to deliver an academic presentation of their work at a specific session during ASME’s Annual Scientific Meeting, 3rd-5th July 2019, at the SEC, Glasgow, UK. Applicants must, therefore, be available on those dates.
The three shortlisted presentations will be judged by the conference delegates who attend the session. The delegates will be given a copy of the criteria beforehand and asked to make their judgement against this. The process will be overseen by the ERC panel who will make the final decision based on the voting once the papers are collected. The winner will be announced on the closing day of the conference.
- Shortlisted candidates will need to fund their own attendance at the 2019 ASM
First prize is £250 and a certificate in recognition of the award, both of which will be given after the ASM to the winning presenter(s). Please note fees for conference attendance are not covered.
The submission should be in typescript font size 12 in Word format and up to 800 words long (excluding references). Submissions should be received by ASME by noon, 29th January 2019. All entries must be entered via the online submission process which can be accessed from our website www.asme.org.uk.
Research Paper Award 2019
Submission deadline: noon, 29th January 2019 - deadline now passed.
2020 submissions will be welcome soon.
A copy of the assessment form used by assessors can be found here
Research Paper Award (RPA) 2019 Finalists:
Helen Church, University of Sheffield, with her submission PERFORM: Performance Enhancing Routines for Optimising Readiness using Metacognition For the Management of Acutely Unwell Patients
Hannah Gillespie, Queen's University Belfast, with her submission How can tomorrow's doctors be more caring? A phenomenological investigation
Anel Wiese, University College Cork with her submission Supervised workplace learning in postgraduate medical training: a realist synthesis
Best Original Research Paper Award (BORPA) 2018 Finalists
Emma O’Hare, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry with her submission “Integrating a novel assessment of discharge summary writing into a final-year medical student curriculum: an evaluation of process and outcome”
Marianne Mak- van der Vossen, VUmc School of Medical Sciences, The Netherlands, with her submission: “Medical students’ motivation to respond to professionalism lapses of peers and faculty”
Viktoria Joynes, School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, wither her submission: “Re-thinking professional identity: Introducing ‘inter-professional responsibility’ as a lever for effective inter-professional education”
This year's winner of the Best Original Research Paper Award (BORPA) 2018 is Emma O’Hare
2019: Hannah Gillespie, Queen's University Belfast: "How can tomorrow's doctors be more caring? A phenomenological investigation"
2018: Emma O’Hare, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry : “Integrating a novel assessment of discharge summary writing into a final-year medical student curriculum: an evaluation of process and outcome”
2017: C Leitner, MC McNeill, AJ Allan, K Mattick: "Medical Aspirations, Parenthood and Work-Life Balance: Experiences of Doctors in Training"2016: Jenny Johnston: "The road to general practice: constructing professional identity in GP training"