BEME

Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

King’s College London 

BICC Contact Information

BICC leader: Dr Anne McKee

BICC Background

King’s College London formed a BICC with the express intention of working collaboratively. This involved sharing experience, and on occasion resources for reviews, development and implementation of their undergraduate curricula. The process of curriculum renewal reinvigorated an emphasis upon pedagogic innovation, capacity building for medical education research and scholarship supported with faculty development.

Dr Anne McKee has contributed to the re-shaping of the BEME systematic review process, and provided feedback and support for BEME reviews. She also actively contributed to the consultation that informed the re-shaping of the BEME initiative. 

Through this work, our BICC contributes to the BEME initiative. 

Our outward-facing contribution is complemented with an inward serving approach, engaging faculty in our respective institutions in scholarly and research based activities that underpin evidence based approaches to medical education. In 2016, in a series of Skype meetings enabled our BICC to identify faculty development and pedagogic research as two key sites for potential collaboration.

In the GKT School of Medical Education at King’s College London, Dr McKee secured funding to pilot an ‘Innovation Fund, and developed a call for small pedagogic research projects to address one , or more than one, of nine curriculum challenges that are priority areas within the medical school. Further funding has been secured to establish the ‘Innovation Fund’ as a means for supporting engagement in pedagogic research annually.

A ‘Medical Education Research Engaged Group’(MERGE) is supported with a seminar programme with five activity streams providing opportunities to explore, discuss, develop and undertake medical education research.

Main areas of interest/expertise

 

Contributions made to BEME

Dr Anne McKee has contributed to the re-shaping of the BEME systematic review process, and provided feedback and support for BEME reviews. They also actively contributed to the consultation that informed the re-shaping of the BEME initiative. 

Through this work, our BICC contributes to the BEME initiative.

Our outward- facing contribution is complemented with an inward serving approach, engaging faculty in our respective institutions in scholarly and research based activities that underpin evidence based approaches to medical education. In 2016, in a series of Skype meetings enabled our BICC to identify faculty development and pedagogic research as two key sites for potential collaboration.