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Awards, Grants & Prizes

PhD/Doctoral Awards


The AMEE PhD/Doctoral Awards are to encourage and award investigators who have conducted high quality research in the domain of health professions education.

Presenters of PhD/Doctoral Reports accepted for presentation at an AMEE Conference are invited to submit their full thesis for review by a panel.


  1. a highly ranked PhD/Doctoral report abstract
  2. a high quality full PhD thesis/Doctoral Report
  3. a clear presentation at the AMEE Conference


  • AMEE 2021 - 1st - Dr. Neera Jain, University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work, New Zealand.
                          2nd - Rene Wong, The Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.
                          3rd - Professor Hiroshi Nishigori, Center for Medical Education, Nagoya University, Japan.
  • AMEE 2020 - Martina Kelly, University of Calgary, Canada supervised by Tim Dornan, Albert Scherpbier and Nigel King - 'Body of Knowledge; an interpretive inquiry into touch in medical education'.
  • AMEE 2019 - Judith Lynn Bowen, University Medical Center Utrecht and University of California, San Francisco, supervised by Olle ten Cate, David Irby and Bridget O'Brien - 'On Discontinuity and Learning: Investigations of Physcians Responses to Transitions of Patient Care Responsibility'.
  • AMEE 2018 - Christopher Harrison, University of Maastrict, supervised by van der Vleuten, Schuwirth and Wass - Feedback in the context of high-stakes assessment: can summative be formative?
  • AMEE 2017 - Taryn Taylor, University of Ottawa, Canada - 'Exploring Fatigue as a Social Construct: Implications for Work Hour Reform in Postgraduate Medical Education'.
  • AMEE 2016 - Joanna Tai - 'Peer assisted learning in undergraduate clinical medical education:  a mixed method study' - Defended at Monash University.

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