Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers Website

About Us

The UTMB Academy of Master Teachers, established in 2007, is an honorary service organization to recognize Master Teachers and to provide an array of faculty development opportunities for all UTMB Faculty, including an annual Faculty Development Day, annual Education Symposium, education grand rounds, journal club, innovation grants, mentoring and consultations. Membership is by application and selection against a set of standards. Members serve three-year terms and may be honored with the designation as University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professors.

Mission Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers is an interprofessional community serving UTMB through the promotion of educational excellence.

Vision Statement

The Academy of Master Teachers will propel UTMB to a national and global reputation for excellence in Biomedical and Health Professions education.


Faculty Development and Educational Innovations Grant Open, Submission Deadline November 16, 2015

The Academy of Master Teachers encourages educational innovations having a lasting impact upon instruction at UTMB. The Academy will provide grant funds for "pilot" projects to improve existing courses, develop new courses, evaluate instruction, assess curricular needs or develop new modes. The Academy encourages projects that respond to changes in education such as interdisciplinary teaching, active learning and engagement, or that seek to improve classroom assessment.

Educator of the Month - November 2015

Sangeeta Jain, MD, MMS
Sangeeta Jain, MD, MMS, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine

"You work tirelessly and in an engaging manner to help us master the necessary content and skills. You go 'beyond the call of duty' to make sure we become competent and professional physicians. You are an excellent role model for us to emulate."

Faculty Development Day will be held on December 4, 2015

Register Now – limited seating available!!

The UTMB Academy of Master Teachers  Faculty Development Day will be held on December 4, 2015 at the UTMB Open Gates Conference Center.
Guest speaker:  Katherine Hyland from the University of California, San Francisco.
Topic:  "Teachers Mentoring Teachers: The Gift of Peer Feedback".
Cost:  $50.00

Two sessions are offered (only pick one): 

  • Morning session 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Afternoon session 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm.

Click here to register:  https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form84/index.html