In memory of the late Miriam Friedman Ben David, AMEE created a New Educator’s Award which was presented for the first time in 2008.
AMEE invites nominations for this award for those deemed to have made a significant contribution to teaching in a relatively short time.
The prize is free registration for the next AMEE conference, plus £1,000. The winner will also be invited to present a short communication presentation at an AMEE conference.
Being new to the discipline of medical education can be hard work. New educators often find themselves caught in the frustration of having gained some insight into the field of medical education through courses, conferences or studying the literature and then faced with the difficulty of facilitating this new knowledge to their local context, or translating it into practice. In addition, the profession of medical educator is generally characterised by being a sole consultant in education among medical professionals. One of the ‘trademarks’ of the late Miriam Friedman Ben David, an experienced and much-admired educator, was to help new educators cope with their role and coach them in the process of professional development as an educator.
The Miriam Friedman Ben David New Educator’s Award will go to a person who has made an extraordinary effort and contribution within the field of medical education in terms of design/implementation of innovative methods or approaches to teaching, curriculum, courses, assessment, evaluation of education or faculty development. This may be in undergraduate or postgraduate medical education, or in continuing professional development, and may take place at a local, regional, national or international level. There is no restriction as to the age of the recipient, only that he/she has had no more than ten years’ experience in an educator role.
For further information please contact Pat Lilley, AMEE Operations Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The winner of the Award is announced at the AMEE Conference.
A candidate may be nominated by anyone who knows of his/her work in medical education - a head of department, a supervisor, a peer or a student;
A 1-2 page description of the reasons why the person has been nominated, together with details of his/her medical education activities and contributions, and his/her short CV (maximum 2 pages) should be sent to the AMEE Office by email, fax or regular mail by date requested;
The closing dates for the 2017 Award is 31 January 2017.
Please note: The candidate and the person nominating must be current AMEE individual members at the time of nomination.
Dr Kenar D. Jhaveri
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, Great Neck, NY, USA
Dr Kenar D Jhaveri was awarded the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award at AMEE 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr Alena Chong
University College London, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, London, United Kingdom
Dr Alena Chong was awarded the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award at AMEE 2011, Vienna, Austria
Dr Christoph Nikendei
Medical Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Department for General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine, Heidelberg, Germany
Dr Christoph Nikendei was awarded the Miriam Friedman Ben-David New Educator Award at AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic