As of August 2020, AMEE are using a new contact database. If you are logging in for the first time, please note that your login details have been refreshed and your email address is now your username. Please select 'Forgotten Password' the first time you try and login
Conferences > AMEE 2021 > Programme > Symposia

2021 Best Evidence Medical Education

Symposium 22 - The right tool for the right job – choices for synthesis and review in medical education: A BEME Symposium

Date:  Monday 30th August
Time:  2000 - 2130 (UK time)
Stream: Room 4


  • Madalena Patricio, Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Michelle Daniel, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Morris Gordon, UCLAN, UK
  • Geoff Wong, University of Oxford, UK

Summary: Medical Education constantly faces major challenges as a result of globalization, changing public expectations, the need for greater accountability, rapid advances in healthcare delivery and the potential of new learning technologies. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced ongoing evolution to become a dramatic revolution in many areas.
With a growing amount of primary educational research output, the role of secondary research and synthesis cannot be overstated. This can meet the need for evidence to support decisions in daily teaching practice, for those innovating and producing new interventions, for curriculum designers and policymakers.

This symposium will explore different types of secondary research to support a move to evidence based teaching namely ‘the right tool for the right job –as well as the distinct and important meaning of the term ‘systematic’ in relation to health education reviews.

A BEME (Best Evidence Medical Education) panel of contributors committed to the development of evidence informed education in the medical and health professions will each present aspects of the programme:

  • ‘Every review the  BEME publish is a systematic review - Why systematic matters’
  • ‘Lessons from Cochrane: where do methods converge and diverge’
  • ‘The Scoping review _past rhetoric to synthesis’  
  • ‘The realist review – the pitfalls and the promise’

This will be followed by an interactive and hopefully challenging discussion between panel members and conference participants for 45 minutes. The session will conclude with a summary of key take-home messages.

Twitter_001 facebook_001 Google_Plus_001 Linkedin_001 YouTube_001