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Three new GMA awards starting in 2015 – innovative projects and ideas and the ZMA publication award

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  • corresponding author Martin R. Fischer - Klinikum der Universität München, Institut für Didaktik und Ausbildungsforschung in der Medizin, München, Deutschland

GMS Z Med Ausbild 2014;31(4):Doc38

doi: 10.3205/zma000930, urn:nbn:de:0183-zma0009302

This is the translated version of the article.
The original version can be found at: http://www.egms.de/de/journals/zma/2014-31/zma000930.shtml

Received: October 7, 2014
Revised: November 3, 2014
Accepted: November 3, 2014
Published: November 17, 2014

© 2014 Fischer.
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Introduction

For the first time in 2006, the GMA award for young teachers was granted. This recognition was proposed and brought into being by the chairman of the GMA committee for young teachers, Sören Huwendiek. Since its conception, Sören Huwendiek has organized and overseen the review process and presented the award as part of the GMA annual conference. The executive board of the GMA wishes to thank Sören Huwendiek for his dedication and commitment, both of which have positively impacted the image and profile of the GMA.

In addition, as of 2010 the GMA has given recognition to student teachers in the form of an award. The members from the student body on the GMA executive board have been responsible for coordinating this award. The GMA executive board wishes to also express gratitude to all former members and to the 2013-14 student body member, Ms. Janna-Lina Kerth.

It became apparent that the delineation between applicants for these two awards is often impossible or very difficult because student teachers very quickly and seamlessly turn into young teachers. For this reason, the GMA executive board formed a task force consisting of Sigrid Harendza, Sören Huwendiek and Janna-Lina Kerth and assigned them the challenge of coming up with suggestions for redefining the GMA awards. After intensive discussions among board members, it has been decided that, beginning in 2015, the following three GMA awards shall be given:


1. GMA Project Award for developments in teaching

This is awarded by the executive board of the Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung e.V. for excellent service and projects regarding university teaching, in particular for

  • the development and implementation of curricular and extra-curricular elements (peer-teaching courses, modules, courses, etc.);
  • the development and successful application of teaching and learning materials;
  • the development and implementation of innovative testing methods;
  • the development of other measures to improve academic study programs and teaching (e.g. advising and supervision, quality assurance, etc.).

Those who may apply for this award:

1.
Students and/or young teachers of human, dental, or veterinary medicine or of the health sciences and professions from Germany, Austria or Switzerland (age at submission ≤ 35 years).
2.
Working groups of multiple members, with the criteria under number 1 being met by at least the main applicant.

2. GMA award for innovative teaching ideas

This award is given by the executive board of the Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung e.V. for outstanding ideas for teaching medicine at the university level, in particular for concepts involving

  • the development of curricular and extra-curricular elements (modules, courses, etc.);
  • the development of teaching and learning materials;
  • the development and planning of innovative assessments;
  • other ideas for improving academic study programs and teaching (e.g. advising and supervision, quality assurance, etc.).

Those who may apply for this award:

  • Students and teachers of human, dental, or veterinary medicine or the health sciences and professions from Germany, Austria or Switzerland (no age restriction).

3. ZMA Publication Award

This is given by the GMA executive board in cooperation with the chief editor and editorial board of the GMS Z Med Ausbild for a scientific paper on research in education which has been published in the ZMA during 2014. No explicit application is required.

The following are included as criteria: methodological quality of the paper, degree of innovation, relevance of the work for research, and the frequency of downloading and citing.


Application deadline

The application deadline for the awards listed under 1 and 2 is the 15th of January of each year, beginning with January 15, 2015.


Information

Detailed information about the awards can be found on the GMA website: http://gesellschaft-medizinische-ausbildung.org/ under the heading Aktuelles – GMA-Preise.

The GMA is looking forward to receiving a wide variety of applications.