Articles on Evidence-based Medical Education
Papers written on the subject of using evidence in Medical Education
- Teaching and learning communication skills in medicine: a review with quality grading of articles, Aspegren K, Medical Teacher 1999, Vol. 21, No. 6, Pages 563-570.
- Approaches to evidence-based teaching, Davies P, Medical Teacher 2000, Vol. 22, No. 1, Pages 14-21.
- Making our measurements count, Brighton M, Medical Teacher 2000, Vol. 22, No. 2, Pages 154-159.
- Editorial: Medical teachers and evidence, John Bligh and M Brownell Anderson, Medical Education, Volume 34, Issue 3, Pages 162–163, March 2000.
- Priority objective of medical education (Obiettivo prioritario dell'educazione medica), Binetti P, Albano MG, Clinica Terapeutica, 151, 3, 155-65, 2000 May-Jun.
- Lessons to be learned from evidence-based medicine: practice and promise of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based education, Wolf F, Medical Teacher 2000, Vol. 22, No. 3, Pages 251-259.
- The need for evidence in education,Van Der Vleuten CPM, Dolmans DHJM, Scherpbier A, Medical Teacher 2000, Vol. 22, No. 3, Pages 246-250.
- Editorial: Evidence and education, Norman G, Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 5(1):1-2, 2000.
- Scholarship in teaching and best evidence medical education: synergy for teaching and learning, Mennin SP and McGrew MC, Medical Teacher, 2000, Vol. 22, No. 5, Pages 468-471.
- Editorial: The importance–and limits–of best evidence medical education, Jason H, Education for Health: Change in Learning & Practice, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2000, 157–160.
- Interprofessional education: evidence from the past to guide the future, Hammick M, Medical Teacher, 2000, Vol. 22, No. 5, Pages 461-467.
- Towards Setting a Research Agenda for Systematic Reviews of Evidence of the Effects of Medical Education, Wolf FM, Shea J, Albanese M, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 13(1), 53-60.
- Measuring effectiveness for best evidence medical education: a discussion, Belfield C, Thomas H, Bullock A and Eynon R, Medical Teacher, 2001, Vol. 23, No. 2, Pages 164-170.
- Editorial: Best evidence medical education and the perversity of humans as subjects, Norman G, Advances in Health Sciences Education, Volume 6, Number 1 (2001), 1-3.
Creating a culture of best evidence medical education in Malaysian Medical schools — ideas for action
Dr Yong Rafidah Abdul Rahman, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences, Selangor, Malaysia
Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) is defined as "the implementation by teachers and educational bodies in their practice, of methods and approaches to education based on the best evidence available". BEME supports the creation, dissemination and utilization of reviews and other best evidence available in topics related to medical education. The movement towards BEME — which is much desired in Malaysian medical schools — concur with calls for better accountability and quality in medical education; not just teaching based on tradition, opinion and intuition.
Nation-wide culture of BEME in Malaysian medical schools best begin with strengthening medical education departments and increasing efforts towards teaching excellence in each medical school. Compulsory training in basics of medical education need be a requirement for all medical teachers. Educator tract positions need be created and of equal career advancement as investigator colleagues. Curriculum committees need to lead by utilization of BEME teaching and decision- making processes. Scholarship in teaching should be a major criterion for yearly appraisal, promotion and reflected in the academic staff reward system.
At national level, more collaborative efforts need to be taken by Malaysian medical schools. Local associations for medical teachers need to be strengthened. Addressing influential decision-makers can be more effective collectively, especially by urging for prioritizing, promoting and adequate nation-wide support for educational research. Increasing accessibility to educational journals and reviews can also be done as a team effort. Other initiatives include starting a national BEME awareness initiative, taking regional leadership in BEME as well as accessibility to international BEME networks and collaborations.
A BEME culture will contribute to increased collegiality, professionalism and excellence in teaching among medical teachers of this country. Scholarly approaches to teaching eventually contribute to the raised standards in medical graduates, patient care and healthcare research.