Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education

Training and support for Review Groups

BEME aims that Review Groups should become self-sufficient in terms of developing the expertise needed to conduct BEME systematic reviews. Support and advice is readily available as follows:

Guide to Resources for systematic review groups

BEME supports review groups throughout the systematic review process with the aim of ensuring that completed and peer reviewed BEME systematic reviews achieve the standards set by the BEME Collaboration. A number of resources are available for review groups and can be downloaded for free:

Examples of review coding sheets can be found in each of the published BEME systematic reviews. Please note, however, that these will have been tailored for a particular review; we suggest new review teams use other coding sheets for guidance only.

We also offer workshops to support review groups through the review process. Workshops are run at major medical education meetings (such as AMEE and other medical education conferences) on practical aspects relating to conducting reviews. Many review groups have found a workshop at the beginning and one close to completion to be invaluable. The review group is responsible for funding a training workshop.

Review groups can also receive email or telephone support from BEME. Questions can be sent directly to [email protected].