Academy of Master Teachers

Welcome to the Academy of Master Teachers

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 inter-professional 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.


"So you want to join the Academy of Master Teachers" 
Presented by the AMT Advocacy Team

March 26, 2019 Research Building 6, Room 1.108Noon - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • To define “What is a Master Teacher?” Reference: (on AMT website, in “How to Apply” section)
  • To explain what is looked for in an application to AMT
  • To describe the expectations for an AMT member
  • To provide an understanding of the benefits (tangible and intangible) of being in AMT

Register: Click here.

Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professionals Southeast Educational Symposium (TEACH-S)

"Preparing healthcare students for emerging roles and responsibilities" 
Hosted by UTMB Academy of Master Teachers; UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators; Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators; and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

May 3, 2019
Galveston Convention Center │ 5600 Seawall Blvd | Galveston, TX 77551
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd, Associate Chief Medical Officer, UMMC and M Health - Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify at least three types of emerging roles for healthcare providers
  • Debate how, if at all, the formal curriculum should prepare students for these roles
  • Describe examples of how these skills are being taught now across the country

Registration Fee: $125 
Early Bird Registration Fee: $100 until April 5, 2019
Resident/Fellow/Student Fee: $50 Please contact the AMT Office for assistant at     

Register:Click here.

Patricia Rogers
Educator of the Month - February 2019

Patricia Rogers, MD
School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Rogers for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for February 2019. She shows great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching her students in the School of Medicine.

“ Dr. Rogers was an excellent faculty and role model to learn from during my rotations on the pediatric clerkship. She was consistently professional and compassionate toward all patients. Dr. Rogers was always willing to listen to my patient presentations and provide constructive feedback to improve my performance on the clerkship, specifically in the areas of history taking, examination skills, and creating treatment plans for patients. She also instructed me to read about certain topics to present to her and checked my knowledge frequently. Because of her, I learned so much and my experience at the PCP was incredibly valuable."

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rogers for this well-deserved honor.



Levin Hall
5.518, Mail Route 1042
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-1042
Phone: (409) 747-0203

Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD

D’Anne DeWitt
Academy Coordinator