About the Academy of Medical Educators

Ann Poncelet
Ann Poncelet, MD

The Academy was among the first cross-departmental programs in the country designated to broadly support and advance the teaching mission. Founding director Molly Cooke, MD was appointed in 2000, and the first class of 24 members was inducted in 2001. Helen Loeser, MD, MSc, succeeded Dr. Cooke in 2012, with an Academy of 127 members, serving until June 2016. In 2016, Ann Poncelet, MD, was named the new director and also holds the Academy's William G. Irwin Endowed Chair.

Working closely with the Office of Medical Education, the Academy delivers ambitious programs to teachers across the medical education continuum at UCSF. Academy members play a leading role in medical education locally and nationally.