BEME International Collaborating Centres (BICCs) have been established with responsibility for progressing the ongoing work of the BEME Collaboration and planning for its further development through the work of their centre and through their representation on the Board. See below for the list of BICCs.
Roles Responsibilities of A BEME International Collaborating Centre
Each centre will have a degree of autonomy and independence but all will have a shared responsibility for the ongoing work and for the future development and policies of the BEME Collaboration.
- A BICC will collaborate with AMEE and other BICCs to promote the core aims of the BEME collaboration which include:
- the creation of a culture of best evidence education amongst individuals, institutions and national bodies with an education or accreditation remit;
- the production of reviews which present and make accessible the best evidence available; and
- support for teachers and other stakeholders in adopting an evidence-informed approach to their teaching practice.
- Working with the other BICCs and through their representation on the BEME Board, the BICC will provide academic leadership in developing a BEME vision and promoting BEME’s aims, values, and activities.
- The BICC will strive to enhance the BEME Collaboration’s profile internationally and within the BICCs geographic and linguistic area.
- Each BICC will undertake at least one review and where appropriate provide support for review groups in the region.
- The BICC will have a nominated representative who will play an active part in the BEME Review Editorial Committee. The BICC will share responsibility for BEME reviews from the protocol stage to final publication.
- The BICC will contribute to the work of the BEME Collaboration by supporting the translation of findings from education research into day-to-day practice in teaching and learning in the health professions.
- The BICC will stimulate and engage to the extent possible in research in the field of evidence-informed education.
- The BICC will support evidence-informed teaching in the health professions contributing to courses, events, and conferences relating to Best Evidence Medical Education and the publication of papers and reports on the topic.
- The BICC will explore opportunities to generate funding to support the BEME initiative.
Current BEME International Collaborating Centres
The 19 universities appointed as BICCs when the new BEME organisation framework was created are:
- Aberdeen Patient Safety Consortium, UK
- Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA
- Centre for Medical Education, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
- Consortium of Universities of Birmingham, Bournemouth, Essex and East Anglia, UK
- Health Professions Education Centre (HPEC), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
- Instituto universitario del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires/Universidad Nacional de Sur (Bahía Blanca, Argentina)
- Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania
- King’s College London and University of Washington in Seattle, UK and USA
- Maastricht University – School of Health Professions Education, the Netherlands
- McGill University, Canada
- Stellenbosh University Faculty of Medicine, South Africa
- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
- University of California San Francisco Centre for Faculty Educators, USA
- University College London/Institute of Education, UK
- University of Colorado School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators, USA
- University of Central Lancashire/Blackpool Victoria Hospital, UK
- University of Liverpool, UK
- University of Michigan, USA
- Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, USA