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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.

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 - September 2016

Soham Al Snih, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Rehabilitation Sciences

Dr. Al Snih is an exceptional educator, role model, and mentor setting high standards for her students while providing them with the knowledge, tools, resources and opportunities to excel. She is an influential presence in the teaching of future healthcare professionals.

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.