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 the first instance, in three spheres of activity:
Assessment of students;
Student engagement in the curriculum and in the school; and
Social responsibility and accountability as a mission of the school.
For more information, visit the ASPIRE-to-Excellence Website or download the ASPIRE-to-Excellence Flyer
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 of systematic reviews, and the creation of a culture of best evidence education.
Further information is available on the BEME Collaboration website or download the BEME flyer
The ESME courses, offered and accredited by AMEE, are aimed at practising teachers in medicine and the healthcare professions, both basic scientists and clinicians.
ESME courses are designed to be of value to those new to teaching, and for teachers with some experience who would like a greater understanding of the basic principles and an update on current best practice. The courses recognise that all teachers, even those with considerable experience, can improve their skills in teaching. Participants who complete course assignments receive an AMEE-ESME Certificate in Medical Education in the areas addressed by the course.
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.
For more information visit the MedEdWorld Website or download the MedEdWorld Leaflet