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.

Texas Educator's Academies Collaborative for Health Professionals Southeast Educational Symposium (TEACH-S)

"Preparing healthcare students for emerging roles and responsibilities" 
Hosted by UTMB Academy of Master Teachers; UTHealth Houston McGovern Medical School Academy of Master Educators; Baylor College of Medicine Academy of Distinguished Educators; and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

May 3, 2019
Galveston Convention Center │ 5600 Seawall Blvd | Galveston, TX 77551
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd, Associate Chief Medical Officer, UMMC and M Health - Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify at least three types of emerging roles for healthcare providers
  • Debate how, if at all, the formal curriculum should prepare students for these roles
  • Describe examples of how these skills are being taught now across the country

Registration Fee: $125 
Early Bird Registration Fee: $100 until April 5, 2019
Resident/Fellow/Student Fee: $50 Please contact the AMT Office for assistant at     

Register:Click here.

Call for Abstracts Submissions- TEACH-S Symposium

May 3, 2019
Galveston Convention Center │ 5600 Seawall Blvd | Galveston, TX 77551
7:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Abstracts describing educational projects are being accepted for the 2018 TEACH-S Educational Symposium. The Symposium provides a forum for showcasing the scholarly innovations of the regional community of educators. Submission of work previously presented at national or regional meetings is encouraged.

Abstract proposal due date: March 1, 2019

All submissions should be submitted to D’Anne DeWitt, AMT Coordinator at no later than the above deadline close of business. The abstract submission forms are available on the Academy of Master Teachers website by category: .

You will be contacted by a representative of the selection committee regarding acceptance no later than March 29, 2019. Only timely submitted 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.

Categories include:

Workshops: A 90-minute workshop session allows participants to acquire and practice skills or to work together on common problems. Strategies to encourage participants’ active involvement in the session should be explicitly described.

Demonstrations: This format will allow presenters to demonstrate their innovative materials, (e.g., educational materials, web or computer-based applications, or simulations) to interested participants and will allow participants to visit multiple presentations. Presenters will be responsible for providing their own laptops and projectors. Tables, chairs, power, poster boards and Wi-Fi will be provided.

Posters: A poster is a visual presentation of a project, innovative program or other structured experience. Poster proposal (Limit 300 words) should include a description of issue/topic and rationale, objectives, methods, and results. The poster will be displayed on a 4’-6’ bulletin board provided. Authors will be expected to be present with the poster at the time of the session.

Small Group Discussion: This is a 60-minute session to bring together people interested in a specific topic that allows participants to better understand the challenge of a topic or to learn from the experience of others who have addressed the problem and have a solution. Proposals from presenters from 2 or more departments are encouraged. Strategies to encourage group members’ active participation should be explicitly described.

Orals: This is a 15-minute platform presentation about a project (e.g., educational research project, a curriculum development project, a faculty development project). The presentation should include the rationale, the project description, the results and discussion. There should be a 3-minute allowance for questions and answers.

Review Criteria:

  • Clarity of proposal
  • Soundness of project design and conclusions
  • Significance and potential for interest
  • Appropriateness of proposal for this forum

Questions? D’Anne DeWitt, Academy Coordinator, UTMB Academy of Master Teachers or 409-747-0203 

Workshops Submission Form:Click here.

Demonstrations Submission Form:Click here.

Posters Submission Form:Click here.

Small Group Submission Form:Click here.

Orals Submission Form:Click here.



Patricia Rogers
Educator of the Month - February 2019

Patricia Rogers, MD
School of Medicine

Congratulations to Dr. Rogers for being nominated as AMT Educator of the Month for February 2019. She shows great dedication and enthusiasm for teaching her students in the School of Medicine.

“ Dr. Rogers was an excellent faculty and role model to learn from during my rotations on the pediatric clerkship. She was consistently professional and compassionate toward all patients. Dr. Rogers was always willing to listen to my patient presentations and provide constructive feedback to improve my performance on the clerkship, specifically in the areas of history taking, examination skills, and creating treatment plans for patients. She also instructed me to read about certain topics to present to her and checked my knowledge frequently. Because of her, I learned so much and my experience at the PCP was incredibly valuable."

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rogers 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