Welcome to AMT

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 

Thursday, Oct 1, 2030

5:30 pm-7:00 pm, via Zoom

"The Bias Checklist: A tool for Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Healthcare Education"

 Amy Caruso Brown, MD Amy Brown 

 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Bioethics and Humanities Center for Bioethics and Humanities Department of   Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology SUNY Upstate Medical University

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the impact of bias in healthcare education content.
2. Identify challenges to identifying, addressing and 
    preventing bias from reaching learners.
3. Implement a checklist approach to mitigating bias and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in healthcare education, while identifying the appropriate context for the use of the checklist and the limitations of this approach.
4. Be able to support, advise and collaborate with colleagues who are adopting the checklist to review their own teaching 

To register click link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-ippjIuHNzPgb-PxndrOTGERiSG6y2z
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Or email amt@utmb.edu or call Gloria Avery x 70203

AMT Education Week

Contact Academy of Master Teachers to be added to the Zoom meeting: amt@utmb.edu. All classes will be held via Zoom at either 12 Noon- 1pm or 4:30pm-5:30pm as designated below:

        1. Monday, August 3, 12pm-1pm
            Copyright Considerations and Online Learning Materials
            Presenter: Julie M. Trumble, MLIS
        2. Tuesday, August 4, 12pm-1pm
            So You Want to be an Educator?
            Presenter's: Bernard Karnath, MD,
            Sangeeta Jain, MD
        3. Wednesday, August 5, 12pm-1pm
            So You Want to Apply to the AMT? 
            Presenter's: Patricia Fingerhut, PhD,OTR,
            Carol Wiggs, PhD, Claudia Hilton, PhD,
            Cliff Snyder, MPAS, PA-C, Cara Pennel, PhD, MPH 
        4. Thursday, August 6, 12pm-1pm
            Developing an Education Portfolio
            Presenter's: Holly West, DHEd,MPAS,PA-C,CCRP,DFAAPA
            Cliff Snyder, MPAS, PA-C
        5. Thursday, August 6, 4:30pm- 5:30pm
             Disseminating Innovation
             Presenter: Karen Szauter, MD, FACP
         6. Friday, August 7, 12pm-1 pm
             Test Construction Tips for Multiple Choice Exams
             Presenter's: Charlotte A. Wisnewski, PhD, RN, CDE, CNE
             Pat Lea, DNP, RN, CCRN

Career Opportunities

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

2021 John P. Hubbard Award
Request for Nominations

Nomination Submission Deadline - Friday, October 16, 2020

The Hubbard Award recognizes individuals who make sustained and significant contributions in the field of assessment in medical education.

For more information, including selection criteria and nomination instructions, please visit the follow link:

2021 John P. Hubbard Award Information

Welcome and Congratulations 2019 New Members


2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

It is with great pleasure to announce AMT's 2020 Lifetime Achievement recipient:

Reyes_VictorVictor Reyes, PhD
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Reyes is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology. He received his BS in Microbiology from Texas Tech University, Lubbock. His M.S. in Medical Microbiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and his PhD in Immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Reyes’ research focuses on the regulation of antigen processing and presentation to T cells, understanding the role of class II MHC expressed by mucosal epithelial cells and myofibroblasts in local antigen processing and presentation, the interactions of H. pylori and the gastric epithelium are being used as a relevant model system, understanding the H. pylori and host interactions that lead to inflammation and tissue damage. In 2013, Dr. Reyes was inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers.

Educator of the Month - September 2020

adcock_144x187Bruce Adcock, MEd, RRT-NPS
Assistant Professor of Instruction,
Respiratory Care
School of Health Professions

Bruce Adcock, MEd., RRT-NPS completed his Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care from Texas State University in 2003 and his MEd in Instructional Technology from Texas Tech University in 2009. He primarily worked in pediatrics, pediatric transport and clinical instruction prior to arriving at UTMB.


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Phone: (409) 747-0203

Email: amt@utmb.edu

Buck, Era

Era Buck, PhD, Director

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