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.


The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine M.D., Academy of Health Science Education

Applicant deadline June 28, 2016

The annual application process for election to the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education is now open for 2017. Accomplished education-focused faculty in all four UTMB schools are encouraged to review the application instructions (UT Shine Application Instructions - PDF) and the required application form (UT Shine Membership Application - DOC).

Deadline for applications and supporting materials is June 28, 2016.  Information about the UT Shine Academy is available at https://www.utsystem.edu/academy/hse/

2 - Half Day MERC (Medical Education Research Certification)
workshops to be held Friday, August 19, 2016

Presented by Dr. Sheila W. Chauvin, PhD, Med from LSU Health-New Orleans
Cost: 2 workshops for $50

session 1 9:00 am—12:00 pm
Scholarly Writing: Publishing Medical Education Research

Session 2 1:00 pm—4:00 pm
Formulating Research Questions and Designing Studies


Registration available now: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form89/index.html

Educator of the Month - May 2016

Dr. Mostafa Borahay, MD, Assistant Professor of the Department of General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Borahay is a role model for the triple threat: clinician-educator-researcher. He holds so many educational hats. He is the simulation director at the department of OB/GYN where he established a top niche comprehensive simulation program. He is the director of several courses including clinical skills course, multidisciplinary clinical skills experience elective, Robotic Surgery 101 minimester, launch pad module in TIME educational academy and co-director of robotic gynecology AI. He always have outstanding student evaluations. He publishes several educational articles and wrote educational book chapters. He received several educational awards including the M. Gwendie Camp Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award from Oslerian Medicine Academy. Recognizing Dr. Borahay will help advance excellence in teaching at UTMB and achieves the goals of the Academy of Master Teachers.