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. 

Medical Educatalks Podcast series

Listen in to our podcast where members of the developing medical educators team discuss topics of interest with experienced colleagues from their field.  Click here to listen to the first podcast with Professor Jacky Hayden talking about Medical Education Leadership with Dr Lewis Hendon-John and Dr Jamie Fisher. 

 Upcoming events:

Come and join us for our first DMEG open evening! Come and chat to members of AoME about what they can offer, and meet other Dental, Veterinary, Physician Associate and doctors who are all involved in Medical Education. Follow the link to wonder at 1830 on Thursday 31st of March and kickstart that career in MEdical Education. 


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

The next DMEG debates will be 9 March on the theme of Resilience - 6:30PM on   - Sign up to receive the link!

 DMEG debate 9 March Resilience

  • 31st March 2022: Live DMEG Debates at Royal Bucks Hospital.  
  • 14 June 2022: NACT UK & DMEG collaboration at Your Future in Medical Ecucation Meeting, Birmingham 
  • August 2022: DMEG workshop at AMEE 2022, Lyon, France

Previous events:

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


  • 3/11/2021 - Why bother with Medical Education
  • 25/11/2021 - Do we actually need standards in Medical Education?
  • 15/12/2021 - Funny or fail? Using humour in Medical Education
  • 6/1/2022 - Widening participation: what's all the fuss about?
  • 26/1/2022 - Mentorship in pressured environments; can it be done?
  • 17/2/22 - Heartbreak: supporting successful failure in Medical Education

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

Katy StevensonCo-Lead, Communications & Social Media Lewis Hendon-John, Co-Lead Jamie FisherCo-Lead, Event and Conference Planning
Katy Stevenson Circle Lewis Hendon-John circle Jamie Fisher Circle
Katy is an Academic Clinical Fellow and GP Trainee in Plymouth. She is passionate about collaborative early career development in Clinical Education, and has previously worked as a Lecturer in Clinical Edcucation (BMBS, BMBS with Foundation and MSc PA). She is an Academy of Medical Educators Member, Council Representative and one of the Developing Medical Educators Group Co-Chairs. 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. 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.
 Navneet Kandhari. Secretary  Thomas GrotherInterprofessional Membership & Engagement  Meghna Prabhakar. Interprofessional Membership & Engagement
 Nav Kandhari circle  T Grother Circle  Meghna Prabhaker Circle
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 WaltersInterprofessional Membership & Engagement Sunmeet Kandhari, Dental Representative Lisa Jayne-EdwardsCommunications & Social Media
 Ben Walters circle  S Kandhari Pic Circle Lisa-Jayne Edwards circle
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. 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. 
Kate Catterall. Communications & Social Media   Fiona Richardson. Events & Conference Planning