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Membership Benefits & Responsibilities

Membership in the Academy of Medical Educators provides professional and personal rewards, including:

    • Recognition as a highly accomplished educator locally and nationally; members are often consulted by colleagues and departmental leaders for advice on questions of educational import and are looked upon as educational leaders and visionaries.
    • A cross-departmental community of dedicated educators who work together to strengthen their own teaching and to promote excellence in teaching throughout the School of Medicine.​

Members of the Academy of Medical Educators actively participate in the Academy's work to promote educational excellence in the School of Medicine’s community.

Academy members serve as core members of the faculty development community and act as mentors to School of Medicine faculty, Teaching Scholars, residents, students and others interested in developing as educators. Upon request, they also assist courses, clerkships, residency programs and departments in strengthening their teaching. Academy members promote and support interdisciplinary, interdepartmental and interprofessional approaches to medical education and work with the Dean’s Offices, the Offices of Faculty Affairs and Educational Development and Research and the Departments to develop, implement and evaluate improvements in the curriculum, teaching and educational scholarship across the continuum of medical education.

In addition to their participation in these activities, members are expected to be productive citizens of the Academy and fulfill minimum service expectations.

Academy members are expected to:

    • Maintain the high level of work in education and teaching that qualified them for membership
    • Provide significant contributions toward advancing the Academy's mission
    • Actively participate in Academy activities and attend Academy events. Minimum service expectations have been established in the following categories:
      1. Participation in Academy Administration and Activities. (Minimum 10 hours per year, excluding direct teaching, are required)
        • Serving on standing and ad hoc working groups as a member or chair
        • Furthering faculty development and improving teaching through Academy-sponsored activities
        • Mentoring a junior faculty member, formally or informally
        • Facilitating faculty development activities on a departmental level or under the auspices of the Academy
        • Serving as a liaison at non-Academy activities related to the Academy's mission, e.g. representing the Academy at an academic conference, mission-related grand rounds presentations, and conducting a department-based workshop on teaching or education
      2. Academy Function Attendance. (>50% of activities over a 2-year period)
        • Academy-wide Meetings (three or four per year)
        • Induction of New Members (one per year)