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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.


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.

Delivering Effective Feedback after Peer Observation of Teaching Workshop

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Research Bldg. #6 Rm 1.102 (formerly Children’s Hospital)
Registration closes November 28th, 5pm

This workshop is designed for faculty interested in becoming peer observers of teaching. Peer observers assist in the development of faculty members who have teaching responsibilities. The process promotes collegiality and provides formative feedback on the quality of the observee’s teaching performance. It also provides an opportunity for the observer to serve as a mentor and share their experience and ideas on teaching effectiveness.

Workshop participants will have an opportunity to:
* Review the process of peer observation
* Discuss best practices when delivering feedback
* Actively practice delivering feedback in mock scenarios and role play

If you are interested in participating in the workshop you would complete the following steps:

Step 1: Register at: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form93/index.html You will then receive instructions describing how to complete the pre-workshop online module.

Step 2: Prior to the workshop, complete an online self-paced module focusing on the observation process developed by The University of California at San Francisco available at: https://courses.ucsf.edu/course/view.php?id=1580 Note: You will be asked to complete Steps 1-5 of the module which takes ~45 minutes

Step 3: Come to the workshop and we will focus on the feedback process.

Participants who complete the online module and the in-person workshop will receive a certificate of completion from the AMT. If you have any questions, please contact the AMT office at (409)747-0203.

The Academy of Master Teachers Faculty Development Day

Energy Leadership: The Role of Mindfulness and Self-Awareness in Work Life Integration and Career Satisfaction

Presented by Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, CPC from University of Arizona

December 2, 2016 at UTMB Open Gates

Two Half Day Sessions Offered | Limited seating
Morning 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Afternoon 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Additional Opportunity: Online Energy Leadership Index Assessment available for $100 including a 30 minute coaching session. The workshop will introduce the Energy Leadership Model. The assessment will help you better understand how the model applies in your life. Contact Dr. Taylor Riall directly at taylor@tayloryoursuccess.com for details.

Workshop Registration is available for $60: https://fs16.formsite.com/infopathic/form91/index.html

Educator of the Month - October 2016

Susan McCammon, MD
Co-Director Center for Cancers of the Head and Neck, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Dr. McCammon made a lasting impression on her students. Her knowledgeable, interactive and respectful interaction with students and colleagues is admired and appreciated by all. She is perceived by her students as an excellent educator and a role model whom they strive to emulate.