Welcome to AMT

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.

AMT Education Week

Contact Academy of Master Teachers to be added to the Zoom meeting: amt@utmb.edu. All classes will be held via Zoom at either 12 Noon- 1pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm as designated below:

        1. Monday, August 3, 12pm-1pm
            Copyright Considerations and Online Learning Materials
            Presenter: Julie M. Trumble, MLIS
        2. Tuesday, August 4, 12pm-1pm
            So You Want to be an Educator?
            Presenter's: Bernard Karnath, MD,
            Sangeeta Jain, MD
        3. Wednesday, August 5, 12pm-1pm
            So You Want to Apply to the AMT? 
            Presenter's: Patricia Fingerhut, PhD,OTR,
            Carol Wiggs, PhD, Claudia Hilton, PhD,
            Cliff Snyder, MPAS, PA-C, Cara Pennel, PhD, MPH 
        4. Thursday, August 6, 12pm-1pm
            Developing an Education Portfolio
            Presenter's: Holly West, DHEd,MPAS,PA-C,CCRP,DFAAPA
            Cliff Snyder, MPAS, PA-C
        5. Thursday, August 6, 4:30pm- 5:30pm
             Disseminating Innovation
             Presenter: Karen Szauter, MD, FACP
         6. Friday, August 7, 12pm-1 pm
             Test Construction Tips for Multiple Choice Exams
             Presenter's: Charlotte A. Wisnewski, PhD, RN, CDE, CNE
             Pat Lea, DNP, RN, CCRN


Career Opportunities

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

2021 John P. Hubbard Award
Request for Nominations

Nomination Submission Deadline - Friday, October 16, 2020

The Hubbard Award recognizes individuals who make sustained and significant contributions in the field of assessment in medical education.

For more information, including selection criteria and nomination instructions, please visit the follow link:

2021 John P. Hubbard Award Information

Welcome and Congratulations 2019 New Members


Congratulations to Dr. Era Buck
Buck, Era

Dr. Buck’s term as Director-Elect began on September 1, 2019 in anticipation of assuming the AMT Director position for a three year term beginning September, 1, 2020. We look forward to working with Dr. Buck over the coming year as she joins our AMT Executive Team.

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award 

Mary O'KeefeMary O'Keefe, PhD, JD, RN
School of Nursing 
It is with great pleasure to announce the AMT's 2019 Lifetime Achievement recipient. 

Dr. O’Keefe is a tenured professor in the School of Nursing and has participated in nursing education for over 40 years. She has taught students at all levels in nursing: baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral. She has also taught medical students as part of an interdisciplinary court visitor program and internationally in a biomedical mediation course with Shantou University in China. Her elective course on legal and ethical issues of leadership was so highly regarded by students that became a required course. She has been innovative in her approach to teaching. She quickly adapted her courses to an online format when the School of Nursing moved all graduate programs online. Her outstanding teaching has been previously recognized by being selected as a member of the Academy of Master Teachers and the Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Sciences Education, and a recipient of the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. She has been described as an enthusiastic educator who is innovative, collaborative, and supportive of students and colleagues with a career devoted to education.

Educator of the Month - August 2020
Charlotte WisnewskiCharlotte Wisnewski, PhD
Assoc. Professor - Ntt Nursing
School of Nursing  

Charlotte A. Wisnewski has been a registered nurse for 50 years and a faculty member for 33 of those years. She started her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando, Florida, upon graduation from high school, becoming an RN in 1968. She subsequently received her BSN from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (1976), MS in nursing education with a specialization in endocrinology at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) (1978), and PhD in nursing also from TWU in 1996. Nursing certifications include certified diabetes educator (CDE) from the American Association of Diabetes Educators and certified nurse educator (CNE) from the National League of Nursing.


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5.518, Mail Route 1042
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Phone: (409) 747-0203
Email: amt@utmb.edu

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Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD