Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine BICC

BICC Contact Information

BICC leader: Janice HansonPh.D., Professor 
BICC member: Eva Aagaard, MD, Mary Klingensmith MD , Tom De Fer MD, Dorothy Andriole MD, Donna Jeffe PhD, Sabrina Nunez PhD, Debbie Thomas MLS, Douglas Larsen MD and Heather Hageman MA

Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine
Medical Education Research Unit (MERU)
Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at Washington University Medical Center


BICC Background

Washington University became a new BICC in the spring of 2014. Since that time, we have supported three systematic reviews through the various stages of development from the initial proposal onwards. We have actively participated in the BEME and BICC meetings held during AMEE since 2014, and in 2016 we became members of the BEME Translation into Practice Committee.


Main areas of interest/expertise

Evidence-informed health professions education, interprofessional education, curriculum development, program evaluation, assessment of learning, systematic reviews, education technology, educational outcomes research, competency-based medical education, teaching methods

Contributions made to BEME

      Support of BEME Review Committee through the evaluation and development of three systematic review proposals. Membership on the BEME Translation into Practice Committee.


      Update and Information Reports

      Beginning 9/1/2017, Dr. Aagaard, formerly director of the University of Colorado BICC, will join Washington University St Louis School of Medicine as Senior Associate Dean. She has been serving as the Chair of the Fundraising Committee and on the research committee and will continue to do so going forward.