Membership requires ongoing service to the Academy in the form of participation on one or more working groups, direct mentorship and career advising of junior medical educator faculty, and participation in faculty development offerings.
There are no academic rank or degree requirements for membership in the Academy; the focus is on outstanding accomplishment. Excellence in any two areas of medical education (see below criteria) is necessary to qualify for membership. Selection is a competitive,
criterion-based and external and internal peer-reviewed process. The number of applications accepted per year is limited and diversity of applicant contributions and departments is considered in the selection process. Excellence must be sufficiently
documented via a Teacher’s Portfolio.
The timeline to apply to the Academy of Medical Educators is:
|December 28||Deadline to submit an Email of Intent to Apply to SOM.Academy@ucdenver.edu|
|February 4||Deadline to submit an Application|
|May 6||New Members announced|
A Cover Letter:
A Statement of Academy Contribution (LIMIT: 1 page)
A Personal Statement: (LIMIT: 1 page)
A Focused Teacher’s Portfolio: (LIMIT: 10 pages including any attachments)
A Letter of Support
Application Formatting Instructions
Include a detailed description of your teaching philosophy specify the contexts in which the teaching and learning occur. Describe your process of reflection on your teaching and your students’ learning. What changes in your teaching have you made as a result?
Include evidence of impact through both summary evaluations (generally in the form of a table) and representative student comments in stated areas.
State the average teaching rating for the other faculty who teach in that department/unit/course.
Awards for teaching are also relevant in this section, but must include a description of why the award was given and who was responsible for selecting the awardees.
Instructional Development and Curricular Design
Advising and Mentorship
Educational Administration and Leadership
Educational Research and Scholarship
The application to the Academy of Medical Educators will be submitted online.
Before starting, you need to have the elements from the Criteria & Requirements tab of this website saved as ONE document, in PDF format. You will then email that ONE .pdf document to SOM@Academy@ucdenver.edu. Within the document, all font should be Arial 11 point with 0.5" margins.
The elements of the application must be in the following order in your ONE .pdf document:
When you are ready to submit your ONE .pdf document, please email it to SOM.Academy@ucdenver.edu.
Examples of successful Academy Applications:
Please note, that these application do not reflect the newly created criteria and requirements which must be followed for future applications.
The Academy also provides faculty development on how to create a teacher's portfolio through workshops and are available in Crowd Wisdom under Building an Educator's Portfolio.