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.


2018 Education Week 

Monday, May 7, 2018

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Research Building 6, Room 1.108 - Limited seating for 24
"How to Increase Your Scholarly Contributions as a Teacher and Educator"
Hors d'oeuvre will be served

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Research Building 6, Room 1.102 - Limited seating for 22
Latest and Greatest in Educational Technology
Lunch will be served

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Research Building 6, Room 1.108 - Limited seating for 24
Latest and Greatest in Educational Technology
Hors d'oeuvre will be served

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Research Building 6, Room 1.108 - Limited seating for 24
"So You Want to be a Teacher?"
Lunch will be served

Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Research Building 6, Room 1.206
Come join us for Education Happy Hour! Various UTMB faculty will be presenting their ideas, work, etc... This is a come and go event.
Happy Hour Hors d'oeuvre will be served

Registration Fee: Free!!!

Register: Click here.

Texas Educator's Academies collaborative for health professions - southeast educational symposium

Presenter: Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD
Director, Research and Development in Medical Education/Center for Faculty Educators
University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine 

"Cognitive Load: Learning in the Workplace"

Friday, May 11, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BioScience Research Collaborative (Rice University)
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

Registration Fee: $125 (Early Bird Registration Fee $100 until April 13, 2018)

Register: Click here.

TEACH-s Call for submissions

Due date for proposals: March 30, 2018
All submissions should be submitted by using: Click here.

You will be contacted by a representative of the selection committee regarding acceptance no later than April 13, 2018. Only online abstracts will be considered. Each proposal should include a 50 word description that will be used verbatim in the symposium program and a 300 word Abstract Proposal including references and evidence of dissemination if any used by the Selection Committee("NONE" is an acceptable response).

Suresh Bhavnani
Educator of the Month - February 2018

Suresh Bhavnani, PhD
Associate Professor
Institute for Translational Sciences, School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Bhavnani for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for February 2018. He show great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching his students in the School of Medicine.

"I took the class "Introduction to Big Data Visual Analytics" with Professor Bhavnani. His expertise in this subject is well-known, and the classes and related materials were thoughtful and well-prepared. He designed several exercises that allowed us to fully develop concepts by understanding software interaction and functions. I was looking for a class like that for a year and I was very happy to spend my summer on this class. I am excited to use all of these new methods learned from Professor Bhavnani."

Please join us in congratulating Dr.Bhavnani 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