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ASME celebrates turning 60 by announcing new funding grants

The awards will support postgraduate research training for the first time.

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), established in 1957 by the General Medical Council to promote and conduct research into medical education, turns 60-years-old this year. To celebrate, ASME is launching a new research funding stream, designed to build capacity in the field by supporting doctoral-level (PhD) research in medical education.

This award stream will be launched at the ASME Annual General Meeting in June in Exeter. The level of funding available will cover studentship stipend, fees and include an amount for training and research support. There will be three awards, one per year in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

To celebrate its 60th birthday, the team at ASME are also currently reviewing membership services, investing in new databases and have launched a new 60th anniversary logo.

ASME is a membership organisation which aims to promote excellence across the continuum of clinical education and training. ASME seeks to promote high quality research into medical education and training via its grants, journals, conferences and meetings.

Professor Jennifer Cleland, Chair ASME, says: “For 60 years ASME has worked to implement its mission ‘To meet the needs of teachers, trainers and learners in medical education by supporting research-informed best practice across the continuum of medical education’ via its journals, events, special interest groups and, above all, by the enthusiasm and energy of countless people. I am personally delighted that, to celebrate its diamond anniversary, ASME is focusing on further promoting research via new funding streams to support the current and next generations of medical education researchers and professionals. 

“Anyone active in any way in the field of medical and healthcare education and training is welcome to join ASME. Doing so will provide an opportunity to be part of a living organisation whose members remain ready and willing to influence how we articulate, study and provide medical education and training over the next 60 years.”

Dr John Jenkins, President of ASME, says: “The launch of ASME’s 60th anniversary celebrations brings to fruition much careful deliberation by the Board of Directors. We want this important milestone to be marked by a range of special activities which will benefit ASME members, and through them contribute significantly to future medical education throughout the UK. Part of the reason ASME needs to continue to develop is our belief that excellent education and training are vital elements of the healthcare system patients and the public will receive well into our next 60 years.

“Please check the website regularly to keep up to date with the special activities and awards marking this anniversary year, and if you have not already done so, register now for the ASM in June.”

Health Education England - Learning for Healthcare Health Education England's e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) programme has launched an e-learning resource that helps describes the role of clinical and educational supervisors and how they work with postgraduate medical trainees employed under the new 2016 contract. The e-learning supports educational and clinical supervisors in understanding their role and how they can support their trainees under the new contract. The e-learning session is designed to support educational and clinical supervisors but is relevant to all those involved in the management of trainees, including trainees themselves. The development of this e-learning session involved both NHS Employers and the British Medical Association. 

Educational and clinical supervisors have always held a critical role in relation to the appropriate appraisal, assessment and support of trainees. The 2016 contract provides a structured method for them to raise issues about their working and learning environment through exception reports. The responsibility of educational and clinical supervisors has not changed with the introduction of this contract, however, some of the policies and processes that surround the role may differ, specifically around the introduction of work scheduling and exception reporting. These changes will provide a clearer structure through which supervisors can resolve issues raised by trainees they are responsible for, and will require all supervisors to have knowledge of the processes and how to work with them to navigate and support. 

The session describes how educational and clinical supervisors work together to deliver the functions defined by the new contract. Examples are worked through demonstrating how supervisors work with trainees to personalise generic work schedules and how this may operate across different training programmes. There are also examples of how exception reports are managed by educational and clinical supervisors and how these may relate to workplace reviews.These are new activities which should serve to strengthen the ability of the educational and clinical supervisors in ensuring the integrity of training programmes

Professor Wendy Reid, Director of Education and Quality, Health Education England, said: 

"This new resource is a timely addition to Health Education England's e-Learning for Healthcare catalogue. To explain the role of educational and clinical supervisors and how they work with and support postgraduate medical trainees, including the processes under the new contract, is welcomed. We hope the new processes will strengthen the role of educational and clinical supervisors in supporting trainees and in turn improve their working lives."To access the e-learning click here
The Royal College of Radiologists Postgraduate Certificates in Medical EducationThe Royal College of Radiologists is launching a new distance learning module for Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Oncology. The module has been developed in collaboration with the University of Dundee and, along with the Radiology module launched last year, forms part of a PGCert in Medical Education.

 

The PGCME is designed for trainee and consultant radiologists and oncologists with an interest in developing their careers in medical education, as well as for any other health care professionals who teach these specialties.

 

The next entry points for new students are in May 2017. Members and Fellows of the College in good standing will be eligible for a 10% discount on the course fees. You can find more information on the Radiology or the Oncology pages of the RCR website.
University of Exeter Stepping up to Paediatric and Adult Allergy Friday 30 June 2017, 9.00am – 4.30pm. Xfi Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter
MSK RADIOLOGY 4U MSK RADIOLOGY 4U has launched a free teaching app, which is a collection of over 3000 cases.This is available on iPhone, iPad, android and notebooks as well as a website www.mskradiology4u.co.uk.
RCGP - General Practice Specialty Training: making it happen
The RCGP has published a new edition of this practical guide for trainers and clinical and educational supervisors. Edited by Sanjiv Ahluwalia and Abdol Tavabie, it includes contributions from highly experienced individuals renowned in this field.This authoritative book supports both trainees and their trainers in understanding and delivering the curriculum and assessment requirements for completion of GP specialty training and is a key resource for anyone involved in supporting future GPs.Full details can be found on the RCGP website.

 

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