Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA 

BICC Contact Information

BICC Director: Dr. Michelle Daniel, MD, MHPE, Vice Dean for Medical Education, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

BICC Co-Director: Dr. Lina Lander, Sc.D, Associate Dean, Education Technology, Innovation and Assessment, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

BICC Members: Preetham Suresh, Robert MacAulay, Katharina Brandl, Jennifer Farace, Sean Evans, Luis Castellanos 

Librarian: Karen Heskett, MSI



BICC Background

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine’s endeavors to train empathetic, compassionate, person-centered physicians, who will have an impact on diverse local and global communities through service and scholarly pursuits. Our BICC is comprised of medical educators, clinical faculty, researchers and information specialists who passionately believe educational practices should be evidence-based. We aspire to lead collaborative efforts in Best Evidence Medical Education, to produce the highest quality systematic reviews, while also providing peer review service and mentorship to others to spread the BEME culture.  


Main areas of interest/expertise

Our BICC’s areas of expertise include clinical skills education, human simulation, manikin-based simulation, procedural skill acquisition, clinical reasoning, ultrasound training, health disparities / health equity, interprofessional education, medical licensing examinations, innovation and entrepreneurship, and biomedical informatics. 


Contributions made to BEME

Our BICC is supporting multiple reviews and is an active contributor annually to the PASREV course on systematic review methodologies, as well as a regular presenter at AMEE. Dr. Daniel serves as Chair of the BEME Review Committee and on the BEME Executive Committee. The BICC has helped lead a number of collaborative reviews related to COVID-19 (e.g., BEME Guides # 63 & 64), in addition to participating in three active protocols. 


Update and Information Reports

To follow.