Tuesday, April 28, 2009

BEME Collaboration

Oh, how I wish, how I wonder if there were such an ideal resource where I could find best practices for medical education research...

What's this now you speak of - BEME? What's that?

BEME stands for the Best Evidence Medical Education and is pronounced "bee-mee".

The BEME Collaboration is based in the United Kingdom. They describe themselves as:

"a group of individuals or institutions who are committed to the promotion of Best Evidence Medical Education through:

  • the dissemination of information which allows medical teachers, institutions and all concerned with medical education to make decisions on the basis of the best evidence available

  • the production of appropriate systematic reviews of medical education which reflect the best evidence available and meet the needs of the user, and

  • the creation of a culture of best evidence medical education amongst individual teachers, institutions and national bodies.
Specific features I like about BEME (find these in the left blue menu options):

Published Reviews: provide systematic reviews of medical education topics ranging from assessment to faculty development

(ie, BEME Guide No 10 - A systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of self-assessment in clincal education)

Reviews in Progress: view many of the drafts of current reviews being completed

(ie, A systematic review of the literature on the effects of portfolios on student learning in undergraduate medical education)

Of course, be sure to explore the other sections. The "starting a review" section is a very helpful guide if you are preparing to write a systematic review.

You will have a greater appreciation for the concept of evidence-based education research after you've perused the wealth of information in BEME.


Anonymous said...

All i have to tell is to congratulate you hugely for bringing up this complex issue to public discussion and controlling it so exceptionally well. Good work worthy at least one more return to your blog!
http://www.palestinarossa.org |

kukimedia |

www.hobostrom.biz |

www.pollyplayford.org |

http://www.htceducation.org |

budkasuflera |

www.aspextech.co.uk |

http://www.lundia-secondhand.co.uk |

www.merricktackle.biz |

project-network |

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wanted to mention, I liked this post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!
www.nhbensautobody.com |

lowermyautorate.com |

technews404.com |

travelodgeauburn |

http://www.hospitality-cushion.com |