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.


AMT Grand Rounds
March 7, 2019 Research Building 6, Room 1.2065:30 pm—6:30 pm
Addressing the “elephant in the room” Shame & sentinel emotional events in medical learners

Will Bynum, MD
Department of Community & Family Medicine Duke University, School of Medicine

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

  • Identify a shame reaction in a medical learner and distinguish it from a guilt reaction
  • Articulate the contributing factors and negative outcomes that may occur with shame in medical learners
  • List specific strategies for supporting a learner experiencing a damaging shame reaction
  • List specific strategies for creating psychologically safe learning environments that promote shame resilient approaches to learning

Register: Click here.

"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.

Cheryl Juneau
Educator of the Month - December 2018

Cheryl Juneau, RN, DrPH, FNP-BC
Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Congratulations to Dr. Juneau for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for December 2018. She shows great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching his students in the School of Medicine.

“ Dr. Juneau has always been very helpful and is so passionate about her teaching and her students."

"Dr. Juneau is an amazing educator. I have always felt I can go to her with any questions I may have regarding school as well as nursing practice questions. She is always understanding and treats her students with dignity and respect. I really admire and look up to Dr. Juneau for all that she does at school and in the community."

"Dr. Juneau is an invaluable member of the Graduate program. She works tirelessly to ensure each student (has) the resources they need to succeed…I am eternally grateful for her concern and attention to me as a student!"

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Juneau 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