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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 five-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.

Announcements:


The Academy of Master Teachers is pleased to announce the results of the member election for Director-Elect.

Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Karnath!

Dr. Karnath’s term as Director-Elect will begin September 1, 2016 in anticipation of assuming the AMT Director position for a three year term beginning September, 2017. We look forward to working with Dr. Karnath over the coming year as he joins our AMT Executive Team.


AMT EDUCATIONAL GRAND ROUNDS


Medical Improv: A Novel Way to Teach Communication, Teamwork, and Cognitive Flexibility

Presented by Dr. Katie Watson, JD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

April 13, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
RESEARCH BUILDING #6 - 1.206

Free registration available at following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form92/index.html

THE ACADEMIES COLLABORATIVE SYMPOSIUM


"Coaching for Excellence: Developing Superstars in Health Professions"

Plenary Speaker: Lawrence 'Hy' Doyle, EdD Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (Retired)

May 12, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Galveston Convention Center

Symposium Registration Fee: $125
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE: $100 until April 14, 2017
Register at the following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form96/index.html

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts describing educational projects are being accepted for the 2017 Educational Symposium. The Symposium provides a forum for showcasing the scholarly innovations of the regional community of educators. Submission of work previously presented at national or regional meetings is encouraged.

DUE DATE FOR ABSTRACTS IS March 20, 2017.

All submissions should be submitted by using the following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form98/index.html . You will receive a Success notification. You will be contacted by a representative of the selection committee regarding acceptance no later than April 3, 2017.

For assistance contact D’Anne DeWitt, Academy of Master Teachers Coordinator, vddewitt@utmb.edu or (409)747-0203


Educator of the Month - February 2017

Jose M. Barral, MD, PhD Professor, Vice Chair for Operations, Department of Neuroscience & C, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Barral is identified as an educator that has made a profound impact on the learning of medical and graduate students. He sets high standards of achievement for his students while simultaneously providing an environment conducive to learning with the resources and skills critical to academic success. He serves as not only as an educator to students but also as a role model and mentor whom they strive to emulate.

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