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GMA-Prize for young medical educators 2011

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  • corresponding author Sören Huwendiek - Universität Heidelberg, Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Heidelberg, Deutschland; Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung, Vorsitzender des GMA-Ausschusses Junge Lehrende, Heidelberg, Deutschland
  • author Eckhart G. Hahn - Universität Witten/Herdecke, Fakultät für Gesundheit, Dekan, Witten, Deutschland; Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung, Vorstandsvorsitzender, Erlangen, Deutschland

GMS Z Med Ausbild 2011;28(1):Doc03

doi: 10.3205/zma000715, urn:nbn:de:0183-zma0007150

This is the English version of the article.
The German version can be found at:

Received: January 10, 2011
Revised: January 10, 2011
Accepted: January 10, 2011
Published: February 4, 2011

© 2011 Huwendiek et al.
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After the big success of the applications in recent years (for the winners and finalists see [1], [2], [3], [4], [5]), the GMA Prize for young medical educators will be taking place for the sixth time.


The consortium called the „the young medical educators“ which belongs to the German Association for for Medical Education has set the goal to improve and to strengthen the recognition, the support and the educational situation for prospective university lecturers. In light of this it has set up the GMA-Prize for young medical educators.

The Prize is awarded to young educators in the field of medicine by the board of directors of the German Association for Medical Education for outstanding achievements and projects, especially for:

  • The development and implementation of (part of) the curricula or the elements of the curriculum (modules and lectures etc.)
  • The development and the successful application of the teaching and learning materials
  • The development and implementation of innovative methods of examination
  • Other measures, which contribute to the improvement of the studies and the teaching (e.g. advice and supervision, quality control etc.).


The following people can apply for this award:

Individuals within a scientific field, who find themselves at the beginning of their careers (Age <35 years) and are employed in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
Work groups of about 2-5 members, where the leading candidate or applicant needs fulfil the criteria mentioned in point 1. above.
The applicants and finalists of previous years, but no previous winners.

Prize money

The prize consists of the reimbursement of the convention fee for the annual conference of the German Association for Medical Education and in addition 1000 euros as prize money.

The application process

The application can be made by the person in question or by anyone wishing to nominate an applicant. The application documents should include:

  • A half-page long summary of the project (abstract)
  • A description of the project, including possible evaluation data, which should not exceed eight pages in total
  • A report of maximum 1 page in length, written by the applicant, explaining in his own words to what extent the application criteria have been met (see below)
  • A curriculum vitae of the applicant
  • If applicable, a letter of recommendation from the dean of studies
  • If applicable, a list of publications (only publications from within the teaching field)
  • If applicable, copies of the publications, that arose from the project
  • If applicable, examples of teaching materials
  • If applicable, an account of other engagements within the field of teaching, for example a list of the lectures independently carried out by the nominee.

In case of group applications, a detailed description of the individual achievements within the group is required

All application documents should be sent in ten official copies in paper form to the assistant of the GMA-board of directors by 30.05.2011 at the latest: Frau Beate Herrmannsdörfer,

Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung, c/o Corscience, Henkestraße 91, 91052 Erlangen.

The email address is:kontakt@gesellschaft-

Application procedure

After the deadline for the submission of the applications, an assessment based on the application documents will be carried out by the GMA board of directors’ advisory comittee (that includes committee members from Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The following criteria are considered in the assessment:

the quality of teaching
competence orientation
practical relevance
student-centred teaching/learning approaches
frequent evaluations and good evaluation results
research relevance

Sustainability and innovation

  • Interest beyond one’s own field at university and transferabilty to other lecturers /subject areas /universities
  • Development and application of new teaching/ learning methods
  • Scientific ranking / publication of the project

The 5 best applicants will be invited to the GMA’s annual conference.

During the GMA annual conference in Munich (

From the 06.10.2011 to the 08.10.2011, the winner will be announced and at next years annual conference the winner will be given the chance to introduce his project by giving a short presentation.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


Huwendiek S, Hahn EG. Erste Preisträger des "GMA-Preis für Junge Lehrende" ausgezeichnet. GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2007;24(1):Doc07. Zugänglich unter/available under: External link
Huwendiek S, Hahn EG. Preisträger des "GMA-Preis für Junge Lehrende 2007" ausgezeichnet. GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2008;25(1):Doc67. Zugänglich unter/available under: External link
Huwendiek S, Hahn EG. Preisträger des "GMA-Preis für Junge Lehrende 2008" ausgezeichnet. GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2008;25(4):Doc96. Zugänglich unter/available under: External link
Huwendiek S, Hahn EG. Preisträger des "GMA-Preis für Junge Lehrende 2009" ausgezeichnet. GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2009;26(2):Doc14. DOI: 10.3205/zma000606 External link
Huwendiek S, Hahn EG. Preistrgäger des "GMA-Preis für Junge Lehrende 2010" ausgezeichnet. GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2011;28(1):Doc05. DOI: 10.3205/zma000717 External link