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 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.


Shine Academy Call:

The University of Texas System Kenneth I. Shine MD, Academy of Health Science Education (The Shine Academy) ~ Applicant deadline June 12, 2017

The annual application process for election to the Shine Academy is now open for 2017. Accomplished education-focused faculty in all four UTMB schools are encouraged to review the UT Shine application instructions and the required UT Shine Membership Application form.

Deadline for applications and supporting materials is June 12, 2017.  Information about the UT Shine Academy is available at https://www.utsystem.edu/academy/hse/


AMT Letter of Intent to Apply:

The Academy of Master Teachers is accepting letters of intent to apply for membership. The application forms and information are available on the AMT website and the deadline for receipt is noon, Monday, May 22, 2017.  Please return by e-mail to amt@utmb.edu .
The Academy is an honorary organization recognizing academic leaders and scholarship within the UTMB community of educators.  Members are expected to provide service and actively participate in AMT sponsored events to advance the mission of the organization and to promote the scholarly efforts of advancing educators through mentorship, faculty development and funding. The rewards of membership include pro bono registration to annual AMT conferences and eligibility to hold the honorary title of UT Distinguished Teaching Professor in addition to eligibility for endowed professorships.

To review the application requirements, please go to AMTmenu item “How To Apply”.


   Announcements:

Academy of Master Teachers is sponsoring "Education Week" from May 15 - 19, 2017.

Education Week is organized for faculty members who desire to increase their knowledge of teaching and education. Sessions will provide information on developing an educational portfolio and on methods to increase scholarship productivity in teaching and education. Workshops will also inform researchers and clinicians on how to make education an important component of their career. Each presentations will be given by members of the Academy of Master Teachers.

Please register on the following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form66/index.html for all workshops you are interested in.


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
Agenda (PDF)
Register at the following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form96/index.html


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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