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 Pedagogy and Training, Research and Scholarship and Innovation and Collaboration. 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.