In memory of the late Miriam Friedman Ben-David, the New Educators Award aims to recognize AMEE individual members who have made significant contributions within the field of health professions education at a local, regional, national or international level in a relatively short time as new educators.

Presented for the first time in 2008, the prize includes free registration for the next AMEE conference, plus £1,000 (no facilities and administration fee). The winner will also be invited to present a short communication presentation at an upcoming AMEE conference.

The winner is announced at the AMEE conference.


Candidates can either be nominated by peers and colleagues, or they may choose to nominate themselves. Nominees must also be an AMEE individual member for at least one year, and have applied for a second year renewal.

Nominees must also be reasonably new educators in the field of healthcare education, involved for under 10 years post-graduation. Any involvement in healthcare education before graduation may be taken into account during the judging process.

All nominations should be emailed to [email protected] before the deadline. When submitting the documentation, you must inform the AMEE office if this is a first or second submission along with any dates of previous submissions.

You must also send a copy of your submission e-mail to your Dean or Head of School in order that verification can be achieved at a later phase if necessary.

Nominating a Candidate

You must provide two letters of support highlighting why your nominee deserves to win, these letters should be from an AMEE individual or institutional member who is known personally by the candidate. For example those who have been an AMEE member for several years and/or hold a designated position within the AMEE organisation i.e. Executive member, committee chair. This letter should clearly agree with the contributions provided by the candidate and state why they believe the candidate deserves the award in relationship to these contributions. A letter of support from the candidate’s immediate line-manager, Head of Department, Departmental Chair or Dean. This letter should state the relationship between the candidate and the person writing the letter, confirmation that they agree with the candidates’ described activities and a short statement of why they believe the candidates deserve the award.

Self Nomination

To self-nominate you must provide a personal letter which summarises why you believe you deserve the award and submit it together with your short CV on the accepted template. Other CV formats are not accepted.

Download the CV Template

The CV template allows you to describe how your educational activities have influenced your personal development as well as the development of your co-educators. Space is set-aside specifically for you to ’sell yourself’, describing why you feel that you should win the award.

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