The Association for the Study of Medical Education is a membership organization and is unique in that it draws its members from all areas of medical education – undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing – and from all specialties. It has a function as a forum for debate and exchange of information, and is building on its contacts in medicine and teaching in the UK and among other networks, to promote knowledge and expertise in medical education. ASME, in association with Wiley-Blackwell, publish the leading monthly journal in the field, Medical Education. They also publish the quarterly journal The Clinical Teacher. I n conjunction with the publishers Wiley-Blackwell, they have also produced the medical education text book: Understanding Medical Education: Evidence, Theory and Practice.