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.


MERC Workshops
Two Half Day workshops to be held Thursday, August 9, 2018Research Building #6, Room 1.108

Shelia W. Chauvin, PhD, MEd
Professor Emerita, LSU Health - New Orleans

Session I  9:00 am - NoonData Management and Preparing for Statistical Consultation

This workshop helps participants prepare their data for analysis and be able to answer questions about their data that a statistician will likely ask when providing consultation. At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Collect data;
  • Set up data files;
  • Enter data into data files;
  • Check and clean data prior to analysis;
  • Compare my sample to my population;
  • Address statistical issues discussed during consultation with a statistician (e.g. Type I & II errors, power, effect sizes). 

Session II  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Measuring Educational Outcomes with Reliability and Validity

This workshop introduces participants to the principles of score reliability and validity, using a combination of didactics and review of
medical education research projects. The workshop is divided into two parts with group exercises designed to reinforce understanding of the main principles.

  • After participating in this workshop, learners will be able to:
  • Identify three types of reliability (inter-rater, test-retest, and internal consistency);
  • Match types of reliability with appropriate statistical measures;
  • Describe the relationship between reliability and validity;
  • Describe multiple forms of evidence for validity;
  • Select an approach to reliability and validity assessment for a particular study

Seating limited to 25 per workshop. The registration fee is $50 which covers both sessions and applies even if you are attending only one.

Register: Click here.

Michael Miller
Educator of the Month - July 2018

Michael Miller, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Miller for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for June 2018. He shows great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching his students in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

"Dr. Miller is passionate about seeing students learn psychiatric material and pushes them to engage in the clerkship. Highly recommended for his ability to connect with students."

" Dr. Miller demonstrates a genuine interest in teaching students and encouraged learning issues and outside reading. He also gave constructive and timely feedback and helped identify strengths as well as areas in need of improvement."

"The most conscientious and professional physician that I have worked with. Very dedicated to fulfilling clinical and teaching roles."

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


Rebecca Sealy Hospital
3.266 Route 0121
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX 77555-0121
Phone: (409) 747-0203

Bernard Karnath

Bernard Karnath, MD

D’Anne DeWitt
Academy Coordinator