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COM Faculty listens as Dr. Brazansky speaks at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony.

Academy of Medical Educators

Dear Colleague:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Academy of Medical Educators. The Academy is a voluntary member organization that supports a community of educators committed to advancing medical education. Its purpose is to serve as a venue for recognizing and facilitating collaboration, excellence and scholarship in teaching and education. The Academy provides faculty development opportunities for all College of Medicine faculty with specific benefits for Academy members. Academy members pursue their own and support others’ involvement in professional development as educators, and contribute their expertise and leadership to sustain and enhance the Academy, its programs, and activities.

The Academy of Medical Educators has four membership categories as shown in the Table. Qualifications for each membership category vary according to level of experience and record of achievement in the educational domains listed below. Details about membership categories, eligibility and the educator portfolio are described in other sections of this guide.

Membership Guide

Table describing the Academy of Medical Educators membership ranking

Educational Domains:

  • Teaching Activity
  • Curriculum and/or Assessment Development
  • Advising and Mentoring
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Research and Scholarship

Membership Benefits

Members benefit from a variety of programs, services, resources that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Teaching Portfolio - Develop and enhance teaching credentials for tenure and promotions, share areas of teaching/education interests and expertise, and connect with collaborators.
  • Mentoring Opportunities – Acquire mentors or serve as a mentor to enhance knowledge and skills in targeted domains of teaching and education.
  • Faculty Development and Leadership – Participate in and/or lead faculty development sessions in teaching and other educational activities, collaborate with others through special programs and educational research projects.
  • Peer Review and Guidance – Receive collegial evaluation and feedback to improve quality and effectiveness of teaching.
  • Collaborative Projects – Interact within community of educators in which members can collaborate with colleagues who share common interests in teaching, education, and the ongoing development of excellence and educational scholarship.

Membership Categories

To apply for membership, choose an appropriate membership category that best fits your involvement, achievements, and professional development goals in teaching and education. Below are brief descriptions of each membership category and the required elements.

Developing Teacher: This category is appropriate for junior COM faculty, residents and fellows who are either new to teaching or interested in pursuing a career in teaching and educational scholarship. Members in this category will work on developing their education portfolio through faculty development and mentorship in teaching and other educational domains.
Application Requirements: Personal Statement, CV

Master Teacher: This category is appropriate for COM faculty members who have been involved in teaching and related activities in educational scholarship at MUSC and/or other academic institutions. As part of the application process, Master Teachers will create an education portfolio with a record of achievement in at least one educational domain. A Master Teacher should have the capacity and willingness to mentor and to serve as an advisor to developing teachers. Active participation in this category will promote innovation in teaching and enhance effectiveness as a medical educator.
Application Requirements: Personal Statement, CV, Record of achievement in one or more domains

Distinguished Teaching Scholar: This category is appropriate for COM faculty who have an established record of achievement in teaching and related activities in educational scholarship at MUSC and/or other academic institutions. A Distinguished Teaching Scholar will serve as an advisor and mentor to fellow members within the Academy of Medical Educators.
Application Requirements: Personal Statement, CV, Record of achievement in multiple educational domains.

Nomination of Faculty: Senior and emeritus faculty can be nominated for Distinguished Teaching Scholar by academy members and approved by the executive committee on the basis of recognized achievements in medical education. A membership application and portfolio are not required.

Education Specialist: This category is appropriate for COM faculty or administrative personnel who are involved in activities other than teaching such as educational technology, assessment and evaluation or research. The members in this category will provide expertise and opportunities for collaboration across all educational domains.

Application Requirements: Personal Statement, CV.

Membership Application

To apply, please indicate the membership category and provide the following via email to Dr. Paul McDermott:

1. Personal Statement: Describe your interests and career goals in medical education and provide a brief teaching philosophy.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Educational Domains: In addition to your personal statement and CV, the educational domains listed below are designed to serve as an education portfolio. Members can develop and enhance their education portfolio by using the standard spreadsheets developed by the AME (xls).

  • Teaching Activity
  • Curriculum and/or Assessment Development
  • Advising and Mentoring
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Research and Scholarship

Please do not change the format of templates or margins, simply insert information. Be sure to complete the short header information at the top of each template that you include.

4. Appendix: Other materials you choose to include with your portfolio.

Upcoming and Recent Events

June 27, 2019
AME Workshop:
“Designing and Incorporating Interactive Learning into the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum”
Thursday June 27, 5-7 pm
125 Gazes Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Bldg.

June 3, 2019
2019 AME "Pearls for Medical Educators"
Dr. Sally Self, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Alexander Chessman, MD, Department of Family Medicine

February 14, 2019
"Interfacing with the Undergraduate Medical Education Community"
Eric Holmboe, MD, Senior Vice President, Milestones Development and Evaluation for ACGME