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ASME and Wiley annually fund this travelling fellowship. The aim of the fellowship is to provide financial support, to the value of up to £2,000 to:

  • An individual to gain further experience and understanding of the field of clinical education and scholarship by visiting an educational or health institution for their own professional and personal development, sharing insights with the host institution, and undertaking some form of project – which may be either a research study or educational development and evaluation. The funds may not be used solely to attend a conference.


  • Bring a scholar to your educational or health institution to help develop scholarship in clinical education and research. Funding may be used for local projects, running workshops/master classes etc. Where this is the focus of the application, a clear plan including learning outcomes and strategies for sharing good practice and expert knowledge with the wider clinical education and clinical education research community should be set out in the application.

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 award

dr jonathan abbas

Dr Jonathan Abbas, an ENT ST4 Trainee at the Royal Bolton Hospital will be travelling to Harvard Medical School and hopes to demonstrate that virtual reality (VR) technology can be used to train people in the management of emergencies related to the tracheostomy. In doing so, owing to the cost effectiveness and portability, he hopes to be able to produce a VR simulator which can be disseminated globally to improve access to training on an important problem in a vulnerable patient group. 

Dr Abbas states: “Thank you for the award of this generous fellowship. Travelling to Harvard Medical School will allow me to experience simulation training at the highest possible level. This award will facilitate me to learn from educational experts and develop international relationships which in turn will be invaluable in my proposed project.”

For more information on this and our other wide range of awards please go to asme.org.uk/awards


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