BEME

Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

Forming a review group

The review group will largely propose its own composition. BEME strongly recommends that the following are taken into account:

  • The review group, through its members, should have knowledge of the specific area being reviewed, knowledge of medical education, knowledge of research methods, and knowledge of the process of conducting reviews.
  • It is helpful if the review group has access to information technology skills, clerical/database handling skills, and a research librarian.
  • In general it is recommended, although not essential, that the review group has international composition.The recommended number of review group members will depend on the size of the review, the location of proposed group members, and the resources available; 6-12 members is an optimum number.

The recommended number of review group members will depend on the size of the review, the location of proposed group members, and the resources available; 6-12 members is an optimum number.