School of Medicine appointed International Collaborating Centre for Medical Education


The School of Medicine has been appointed as a ‘Best Evidence in Medical Education’ International Collaborating Centre (BICC).

The role of the International Collaborating Centres is to commission and help with reviews into healthcare education, and ensure that Universities and Colleges adopt the most practical approaches to training our future healthcare professionals, based on the strongest available evidence. The Liverpool BICC was established because of the strong international reputation of the medical school for evidence based practice.

David Taylor

David Taylor, Reader in Medical Education in the School and director of the new BICC, (above) says: “This is a tremendous honour, and we are really excited about the potential that is opening up for us. We are already involved in two projects related to the development of portfolios, and we are looking forward to the next round of possibilities which open up in the autumn.”

If anyone would like to become more involved in this initiative please contact David Taylor . The key purpose is to ensure the application of best evidence and is not restricted to medicine, anyone interested in using evidence to inform education practice is very welcome.

For more information about the BEME collaboration see:

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