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
October 4, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Research Building #6, Room 1.206

Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA
Associate Director, McGovern Center for Humanities & Ethics
Assistant Professor, UTHealth Houtson, McGovern Medical School

"What do you mean I'm not at the center of my patient's health care needs! Engaging students in the social determinants of health"

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:

  • Discuss the barriers to meaningfully engaging students in a discussion of social determinants;
  • Demonstrate various techniques for engagement;
  • Critique these methods of engaging students
  • Describe the physician educator's professional responsibility to meaningfully engage students in a discussion of social determinants of health

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the Texas Medical Board criteria for 1 hour of formal CME in medical ethics/professional responsibility.

Continuing Education credits will be offered for 1 credit hour. 

The registration fee is free and snacks will be provided.

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