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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 interprofessional 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.

Announcements:


The Academy of Master Teachers is pleased to announce the results of the member election for Director-Elect.

Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Karnath!

Dr. Karnath’s term as Director-Elect will begin September 1, 2016 in anticipation of assuming the AMT Director position for a three year term beginning September, 2017. We look forward to working with Dr. Karnath over the coming year as he joins our AMT Executive Team.


AMT EDUCATIONAL GRAND ROUNDS


Medical Improv: A Novel Way to Teach Communication, Teamwork, and Cognitive Flexibility

Presented by Dr. Katie Watson, JD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

April 13, 2017
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
RESEARCH BUILDING #6 - 1.206

Free registration available at following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form92/index.html

SAVE THE DATE!

May 12, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Galveston Convention Center

THE ACADEMIES COLLABORATIVE presents:
"Coaching for Excellence: Developing Superstars in Health Professions"

Plenary Speaker: Lawrence 'Hy' Doyle, EdD Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA (Retired)


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OF ABSTRACTS

Abstracts describing educational projects are being accepted for the 2017 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.

DUE DATE FOR ABSTRACTS IS March 20, 2017.

All submissions should be submitted by using the following link: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form98/index.html . You will receive a Success notification. You will be contacted by a representative of the selection committee regarding acceptance no later than April 3, 2017.

For assistance contact D’Anne DeWitt, Academy of Master Teachers Coordinator, vddewitt@utmb.edu or (409)747-0203

Educator of the Month - December 2016

Richard B. Pyles, PhD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology and Director of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development

Dr. Pyles was nominated by a student who has the opportunity to work with and be taught by him. The student expresses a firm belief that as a faculty, Dr. Pyles' teaching style is preparing him not only for academic success at UTMB but also in his future professional career. Through Dr. Pyles' mentoring and tutelage, the student feels inspired to become a life-long learner like Dr. Pyles, continuing to be inquisitive and always striving to seek answers.


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