Coveted medical award won by ST1 in Public Health at University of Leeds 

Amy Martin, an ST1 in Public Health at the University of Leeds, has received a career development award for clinical teachers and researchers with essential skills to be a peer reviewer.

The Association for the Study of Medical Education has announced Amy as a recipient of the ‘New Voices in Health Education Professions Education Award 2021. Sponsored by ASME and Wiley, the award provides early-career clinical teachers and researchers with the essential skills required to be a peer reviewer. Key features of the programme will include opportunities to engage in contemporary scholarly debates, improve skills in critical analysis and communication and refine academic writing through exposure to good practice.

During the summer, recipients were invited to apply for this prize from diverse health professional backgrounds, under-represented groups and geographic regions where career development support for health professionals as clinical teachers and researchers is evolving.

Amy commented “I am so excited to be awarded this opportunity to develop my critical appraisal skills with the expertise and support of my mentors from the ASME and TCT teams, particularly at a time when we and the public have been compelled to recognise the importance of evidence-based medicine, more so than ever before. As a Public Health trainee, representing Public Health in Clinical Education is something that is important to me. I believe the interface between these two disciplines is a valuable opportunity to enhance our understanding of health inequalities and the importance of diversity in our work as healthcare professionals.”

Aileen Barrett, Editor of The Clinical Teacher (TCT), says: “Supporting early-career clinical education researchers, teachers and academics is at the heart of our mission at The Clinical Teacher. Recognising that support for clinical education researchers is not equally accessible throughout the world, and in all health profession disciplines, we wished to offer this year-long opportunity to three new researchers from a range of health professions and regions.”