Developing Medical Educators Group

The Developing Medical Educators Group

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The Developing Medical Educators Group, DMEG, aims to promote the development of early career educators including doctors, medical students, dentists, physician associates and veterinary educators and to provide support to new educators in their development to become Members of the Academy.  

Who is DMEG for?

The developing medical educators group is open to all early career educators who are Student, Associate or Full Members of AoME.   Full information about joining the Academy is here

How to join?

If you would like to join DMEG and receive the latest updates and event information please complete this form.  


Look out for our #DMEG events.  With quarterly seminars and networking events, an annual conference, DMEG Podcast and workshops the group will be a vibrant interactive community.  We will also be running Recognising Teaching Excellence workshops, aimed at junior members of the community to become Full Members of AoME. 

We were very excited to host our first DMEG virtual conference on 21 September 2022.  We are delighted that so many of you chose to present your work and join us to make the event a great success, 

Upcoming events: 

  • The next DMEG event is #DMEGdebates - Thursday 20th October 2022 18:30-19:30 (BST).  Join the DMEG team in their online networking room.  Sign up here to receive the link. 


Medical Educatalks Podcast series

Listen in to our podcast series where members of the DMEG team discuss topics of interest with experienced colleagues in a wide range of expert roles.  Click here to access all available podcasts as well as other DMEG resources.

Previous episodes:

9. DMEG Conference Podcast with Professor Louise Dubras, Foundation Dean of the School of Medicine, Ulster University
8. Med Ed Cafe: Our Beginnings with DMEG's Dr's Cara Bezzina, James Fisher, Lisa-Jayne Edwards and Lewis Hendon-John
7. Reflective Practice with Professor Melanie Coward, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Science at the University of Surrey
6.  Interprofessional Education  with Professor Liz Anderson from The Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)
5: Wellbeing in Medical Education with Pete McAllister, Director of Ability Action CIC
4: Professional Standards with Professor Alan Denison, Dean of Postgraduate Medicine, NHS Education for Scotland (North Region)
3. Primary Care Education with Dr Melvyn Jones, Head of Primary care teaching at St George’s 
2. Widening Participation with Professor Liz Mossop, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Development and Engagement) at the University of Lincoln
1. Medical Education Leadership  with Professor Jacky Hayden, President of the Academy of Medical Educators


#DMEGDebates! a new, regular space for discussing and networking around all things #MedEd!


Previous events:

DMEG's Zone of Proximal Development Inaugural Conference, 21 September 2022 

DMEG @ AMEE, August 2022 

NACT UK & DMEG collaboration at Your Future in Medical Ecucation Meeting, Birmingham, 14 June 2022

DMEG @ DEMEC Calman lecture with Professor Sir Ken Calman interviewed by Dr's Jamie Fisher and Lewis Hendon-John.

Teaching to Teach workshop at AoME 2021 Conference, 14-16 September 2021. 

What can DMEG do for you?  The DMEG committee enjoyed meeting a wonderful group of enthusiastic and passionate healthcare educators at their first netorking event on 17 August 2021. The event was recorded and can be viewed here. 

July 2021: So you want to develop a career as a 'good' medical educator. DMEG had a blast delivering their first workshop at ASME2021.  Thanks to all who attended and the active discussion.   

Who are we? 

The Developing Medical Educators Group Committee.   The committee can be contacted by email at or

Jamie FisherCo-Lead Lisa Jayne-EdwardsCo-Lead Lewis Hendon-John
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Jamie is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey and a medical registrar. He is interested in the transition from student to doctor, mentorship and is a passionate advocate for Inter-professional education. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and is a member of Council and the Education committee, and is a Co-lead of DMEG. From August, I will be a GP trainee based in Oxford. By then, I would have recently completed my MSc in Medical Education and a year as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Frimley Park Hospital. My professional interests lie within primary care, professional identity, widening participation and readiness for practice.   Lewis is an Anaesthetics registrar. He has interests in simulation and medical education research. As co-founder of The Clinical Teaching Fellows Forum and organiser of Interrobang he has experience in organising national in person and virtual conferences. He is co-lead of DMEG and a council member of the Academy of Medical Educators.
 Navneet Kandhari  Thomas Grother  Meghna Prabhakar
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Nav is a (soon to be) FY3 doctor working in London. Within Medical Education, his interests include widening participation, Interprofessional education, game-based learning, and mental wellbeing. He is secretary for the Developing Medical Educators Group and associate member of the Academy of Medical Educators. Thomas is an F2 doctor in Cwm Taf Morgannwg. His interests in medical education include widening participation, simulation and near-pear learning. He completed his intercalated degree in Medical Education, with career aspirations to become a GP or endocrinologist.  Meghna is a Foundation Year 2 Doctor working in London. Her interests in medical education include interprofessional education, virtual learning, simulation and widening participation. She is an associate member of the Academy of Medical Educators and one of the leads for interprofessional membership and engagement.
Ben Walters Sunmeet Kandhari, Dental Representative Cara Bezzina, Strategy Lead
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Ben is currently a GP Trainee in Oxford.  He has previously worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for Oxford and Bristol medical students and has special interests in the application of medical theory to clinical practice as well as developing point of care simulation.  He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and the lead for interprofessional membership and engagement.  Sun is a Clinical Leadership Fellow and part time Dental Associate working in London. His interests include dental and interprofessional education, the early career transition, and widening participation. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and is the dental representative for DMEG. Cara is a General Practitioner based in Scotland. She is currently working as an Academic Fellow in General Practice with the University of Glasgow and is pursuing her Masters in Medical Education. Her interests include health inequalities, simulation, technology-enhances learning and faculty development. Cara is also the Strategy Lead for DMEG and regularly contributes to our podcast series.