The Institute was inaugurated in 2004 to underscore the Faculty’s dedication to educational excellence, and entrusted with a mission to promote excellence, professionalism, innovation and collaboration in medical and health sciences education. To further achieve these aims, BIMHSE has restructured its core programmes to focus on advancing the quality of teaching & learning and assessment development, facilitating staff and professional development, developing research and scholarship and promoting exchange of best practices. These core programmes are led by directors and members with expertise, experience and commitment to medical education and who represent a cross-section of specialties in basic sciences, medicine, nursing, Chinese medicine and pharmacy.