Aspire - Recognition of Excellence in Education

Education alongside Research as the Mission of a Medical, Dental and Veterinary School

2016 submissions now invited


Award for Excellence in Education in Medical, Dental & Veterinary Schools

 The recognition of the importance of teaching alongside research as the mission of a medical, dental and veterinary school is on today’s agenda.  The ASPIRE Programme allows schools to be recognised internationally for their excellence in education.

Medical, dental and veterinary schools are invited to apply for an ASPIRE-to-excellence award in one or more of the spheres:

Applications, however, in the Social Accountability category are invited only from medical schools and not dental or veterinary. 

The criteria produced for excellence represent a de facto set of standards for ‘best practice’ in education and effectively outline what ‘best practice’ in these four areas should look like.  The criteria have been refined following a series of pilot studies and a consultation process. 

The closing date for the 2016 round of submissions is 31st January 2016.  

We believe that this is an important and forward-looking initiative in education in the health care professions and hope that you will support it by encouraging your school to consider submitting in one or more of the categories.


Any enquiries should be addressed to [email protected]