Navigating the challenges that face medical educators both in the classroom and at the bedside can be a herculean task. One must manage multiple professional roles: clinician, administrator, educator, mentor and role model, while facilitating individual and group learning for learners at varying levels of their professional development. The Academy is meant for those individuals who want to share their educational successes with others, for those who want to learn from those successes and for those who just want a place to talk and share ideas with others who have a passion for educating the healthcare professionals of the future. The Academy is open to educators in medicine, biomedical sciences graduate programs and public health and prevention medicine. We welcome you. I invite you to explore our website and contact me or another Academy member if you have questions.
John M. Wryobeck, PhD, Psychiatry
The Mission of the Academy of Educators of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Our mission is to promote student learning, advance the acquisition of knowledge and enhance patient care and health outcomes through teaching excellence. We aim to achieve this by the promotion and dissemination of best practice in medical education and fostering an environment that support the educational efforts of its teaching faculty. We mean to do this by:
- Promoting innovation in medical curriculum/evaluation methods
- Mentoring and providing learning opportunities for educators at all stages of their career
- Fostering communication among faculty educators
- Encouraging research and scholarship in education
- Identifying and rewarding teaching excellence
Membership in the academy is reserved for full and part-time college faculty with at least half-time appointments who are engaged in educational activity as defined by the AAMC group on educational affairs (teaching, evaluation, curriculum, mentoring and service/leadership).