The Academy's Mission

    As both healers and teachers of healers, we pledge to uphold the dual values of health care professionals and educators.


    We champion the UCSF PRIDE values and the values of putting the patient first, supporting patient autonomy and promoting social justice, and we commit to the AME’s Principles of Professionalism in Health Professions Education. 


    We also acknowledge that no person or system is perfect and accept that obstacles to professionalism are foreseeable and inevitable.


    We therefore commit ourselves to the highest levels of professionalism in our interactions with patients, with students, and with colleagues, and we commit to advocating for learners and improving systems that form the environment in which professionalism can be promoted.

    AME Pledge



    VISION (aspirational; what we want to be)
    An organizational culture that values educators and accelerates advances in teaching and learning to improve health.

    VALUES (what's important to us)
    Community, diversity, advocacy, service, innovation

    MISSION (enduring purpose)
    To support the people who carry out and advance the education mission of UCSF.

    STRATEGY (positioning) and Implementation (action)

    The AME will be:

    • A nucleus for innovation in education
    • An essential resource for career development in education, by promoting and rewarding teaching excellence
    • A stimulus for scholarship in medical education, by encouraging and nurturing health professions education
    • A vital voice for educators at UCSF and beyond, by enhancing the status of teachers

    The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Principles of Professionalism in Health Professions Education