ASME and GMC announce £5,000 funding grants

ASME and GMC launch their Excellent Medical Education programme for third year running

The Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and General Medical Council (GMC) has teamed up for the third year to launch their joint Excellent Medical Education programme, with three winners being awarded up to £5,000 in funding each. The deadline for submissions is 12 noon on Friday 2nd December.

The Excellent Medical Education Programme is a set of national prizes which provides funding for high quality medical education research, development and innovation across three categories. The award was set up to recognise the need for further research-based evidence related to medical education and training. Categories include undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development. Applications are open to all ASME members based in the UK.

Last year’s winners included Jo Hart and Lucie Byrne-Davis from the University of Manchester with their submission: ‘Developing a coding framework to understand the behaviour change techniques used in CPD’, Stephanie Wells from Cardiff University with her submission: ‘Roles Reversed: FY1s experiences of the Student Assistantship as Supervisors’, and Susan Law from the University of Dundee with her submission: ‘To investigate and evaluate a one year immersive community based medical educational programme in rural Scotland.’

ASME is a membership organisation which aims to promote excellence across the continuum of clinical education and training. GMC improves medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors.

Dr John Jenkins CBE, President of ASME, says: “We are really excited to launch these awards with the GMC for the third year. This funding not only allows participants to undertake year-long projects to further their own training and development, but also gives them the opportunity to explore and encourage developments in medical education and training.”

Dr Judith Hulf, the GMC's Director of Education and standards, says: "Research and innovation are vital to the continued development of first-rate medical education in the UK and I am delighted that the GMC is supporting these awards once more. If the first two years of the Excellent Medical Education programme are anything to go by then I look forward to seeing a wealth of excellent submissions from accross the UK."

For further information visit: http://www.asme.org.uk/grants-awards/current-grants-awards/excellent-medical-education.html