Prizes and Awards


The Academy of Medical Educators presents a number of prizes and awards each year.
Honorary Fellowship 
Honorary Fellowship is the highest award of the Academy of Medical Educators. The award is intended for exceptional individuals whose contributions are often internationally recognised and who have made a significant contribution to medical education. See a list of all of our Honorary Fellows here.
The Academy welcomes nominations for Honorary Fellowship from all Members and Fellows in good standing. Please log in to the members' area for further details and to make a nomination.
At the EBMA Assessment Conference in Exeter in October we were delighted to award Honorary Fellowships to Professor Val Wass, Professor Erik Driessen, Dr Eric Holmboe and Professor Cees van der Vleuten.


30698189396 c7b0567981 z Professor Eric Driessen is Professor in Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal Perspectives on Medical Education.
Eric H DG HF Dr Eric Holmboe, a board certified internist, is Senior Vice President for Milestones, Development and Evaluation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.His research interests include interventions to improve quality of care and methods in the evaluation of clinical competence.Eric Holmboe gave one of the keynote lecture at the Crossing Boundaries conference in Exter in October. You can watch it here
 Cees DG HF Professor Cees van der Vleuten was appointed Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (1996-2015) at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. Since 2005 he has been the Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education. His primary expertise lies in evaluation and assessment.
30099690073 466d9cb544 z Professor Valerie Wass OBE has been Head of the School of Medicine at Keele University since 2009. She has published a number of highly cited papers on evaluation, QA and assessment methodology and is Chair of the RCGP International Committee. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008. Her research centres on cultural diversity within medical training, professionalism and the development of health care education to meet the needs of globalisation.
iain-cameron Professor Iain Cameron is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. His main clinical and research interests are reproductive endocrinology and investigation of the impact of the maternal environment on early pregnancy. Professor Cameron was formally presented with his certificate of Honorary Fellowship at the Academy's Annual Conference in December 2016.
The President’s Medal is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional and sustained contribution to medical education and who will not usually have achieved recognition previously by other medical education organisations at a national or international level. This year's recipient was Dr Caroline Fertleman. Caroline supports a whole range of individuals from school leavers to senior colleagues and leads a number of education-based teams locally, regionally and nationally. Caroline’s ability to motivate, engage and work inclusively is a key component of her approach. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators and was elected to Council in 2014.  30618333132 9c98eefce0 z
You can also make a nomination for the President's Medal by visiting the members' area