Initiatives (askAMEE, ASPIRE, BEME, MedEdWorld)


There is an increasing amount of information published about what works and what doesn’t work in the training of healthcare professionals, but trying to keep up to date with best practice can be challenging.
AskAMEE is AMEE’s exciting new resource which is being developed to help teachers in the healthcare professions make informed decisions about their teaching practice. Working groups each with an editor have been challenged to identify questions that teachers might ask, and to provide short answers based on the best available evidence. References to the healthcare education literature including AMEE and BEME guides, consensus statements and reports are given to support the answers and to provide additional reading as required. The working groups are also tasked with updating the answers as further studies are published, in order for askAMEE to remain topical and useful.
The pilot phase of askAMEE has just been completed, addressing topics including EPAs, Feedback, Flipped Classroom, Handover of Care, Interprofessional Education, Learning Analytics, The Lecture, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships, PBL, Programmatic Assessment, Student in Difficulty and Student Selection.
Developed based on feedback from AMEE members, AskAMEE is a collaborative project and we welcome suggestions for additional topics and questions. If you or your institution would like to get involved please let us know! Please see the website and let us have your comments.


The ASPIRE-to-Excellence programme is a flagship AMEE initiative, which has the potential of promoting teaching alongside research as a measure of excellence in a medical, dental or veterinary school.

The ASPIRE initiative meets the needs for a form of quality assurance that goes beyond accreditation, which recognises excellence that rightly falls outside the formal accreditation process and is the remit of professional educational bodies. The initiative allows medical, dental and veterinary schools to be recognised internationally for their excellence in medical education, in six spheres of activity:

  • Assessment of students
  • Student engagement in the curriculum
  • Social accountability of the school (medical schools only)
  • Faculty Development
  • Simulation
  • Curriculum Development

More information is available on the ASPIRE-to-Excellence website or by downloading the ASPIRE Brochure.

Submissions are invited by 28 February.



AMEE is a founder member of the Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Collaboration.  The BEME Collaboration is an international group of individuals, universities, and professional organisations committed to the development of evidence-informed education in the medical and health professions.

BEME’s aims are achieved through the dissemination of information for decision-making, the production ofsystematic reviews, and the creation of a culture of best evidence education.

More information about the BEME Collaboration is available online at or by downloading the BEME Information Leaflet



MedEdWorld was launched by AMEE in a response to the identified need to create a more formal mechanism for AMEE members and others with an interest in medical education to keep in touch between AMEE conferences.

MedEdWorld was designed to provide an international network through which organisations, medical schools, teachers, and students across the world could share ideas, common experience and expertise, and collaborate in the further development of medical education.  Following a successful pilot launch, MedEdWorld, was extensively redeveloped during 2012 with a variety of new and exciting services added to those already valued by members.

AMEE membership includes free access to MedEdWorld and can be accessed by logging in with their AMEE username and password.

More information about MedEdWorld is available online at 

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