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.


Medical Education Research Certificate Program Workshops

Two Half-Day workshops held Thursday, August 15, 2019
Levin Hall 3rd Floor, Room 3.320

Cayla Teal, PhD, MA
Associate Dean of Evaluation and Assessment
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Session 1 - 9 am - 12 pm   Hypothesis-Driven Research
Session 2 - 1 pm - 4 pm     Qualitative Data Collection

There is limited seating of 25. 

Registration is $50 covering both workshops and applies even if you are attending only one.

Register: Click here.

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award 
Mary O'Keefe

Mary 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.

We will honor Dr. O'Keefe at the AMT's New Member Induction on October 15, 2019.

Educator of the Month - July 2019
S. Morrical

Stephen Morrical, MD
Emergency Department 
School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Morrical for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for July 2019. He shows great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching his students in the School of Medicine.

"Dr. Morrical is an exceptional teacher and role model who challenges me to improve my clinical skills. He creates a safe learning environment, provides constructive feedback, and kindly answers my numerous questions…He compassionately listens to patients, answering all of their questions without rushing or interrupting them. I appreciate him as a mentor, as someone I can talk to and who will help me grow as a person and [as a] professional."

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


Levin Hall
5.518, Mail Route 1042
Galveston, TX 77555-1042
Phone: (409) 747-0203
Email: amt@utmb.edu

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Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD