To support and manage the on-going development of the BEME Collaboration and plan for the future, the Steering Group agreed at a meeting in Lyon in August 2012 that a more formal management structure should be established and a closer relationship should be developed with organisations or universities where there are relevant cognate disciplines and an interest in the field. This was designed to provide an appropriate environment for the further development of the BEME Collaboration, build on the success achieved to date and recognise professionalism and scholarship in medical education.
The new BEME structure is based on:
- A BEME Board with overall responsibility for the strategic development of the BEME Collaboration and the overseeing and co-ordination of current activities.
- BEME Review Editorial Committee (BREC) with responsibility to the BEME Board for reviewing, monitoring and guiding a BEME review from registration to publication.
- BEME International Collaborating Centres (BICCs) with responsibility for progressing the ongoing work of the BEME Collaboration and planning for its further development through the work of their centre and through their representation on the Board.
- A BEME User Group representing the wide range of BEME stakeholders and with responsibility for advising the Board with regard to current activities, policy, and future directions for the BEME Collaboration.
- BEME Review Groups approved by the BEME Board to register and undertake a review of an agreed review topic relating to education in the health professions.
AMEE provides academic, administrative support for BEME and provides facilities for BEME at its annual meeting and for publishing BEME reviews.