Membership and Application
The Academy has 142* members from the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.
Academy members represent seven core teaching sites--East Bay, UCSF Fresno, Mission Bay, Mount Zion, Parnassus, ZSFG, and SFVAMC - and 21 of 28 clinical and basic science departments and all UCSF schools. The membership ranges from assistant to full professor, and includes ladder, in-residence, clinical X, clinical, adjunct and emeritus faculty.
Members are expected to be active citizens of the Academy by participating in Academy governance, programs and events and furthering our mission throughout the broader teaching community. Academy members serve as mentors to School of Medicine faculty, across the medical education continuum, including medical students, residents and other faculty interested in developing as educators. They assist courses, clerkships and departments in strengthening their teaching upon request.
The Academy selects new members annually. Candidates prepare an application comprised of a personal statement and an educator's portfolio that is reviewed by a panel of national experts in medical education and faculty development. Final selection is made by the Academy's Membership Committee. Chosen members must be excellent direct teachers of medical students, residents fellows and/or faculty development for teachers/educators, and must also demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in one or more additional areas of medical education activity: mentoring and advising; curriculum development, instructional design and technology; educational leadership; and learner assessment.
*as of July 2018