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    The UAB Healthcare Educators Academy was created to support and enhance health profession education by providing resources and mentorship to promote teaching excellence, foster innovation and educational scholarship, and promote the careers and wellbeing of health profession faculty educators. The Academy is composed of a steering committee, faculty mentors, and 12 mentees. 


    • Create and support a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching
    • Foster the careers of educators in health professions
    • Provide programming to improve the skills of teachers
    • Stimulate and support the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment
    • Support educational research and scholarship in health professions education

    3 Pillars

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    • Teaching Excellence: Academy members will be charged with offering faculty development in a variety of settings and venues, including mentoring of junior faculty, teaching workshops, and development of enduring educational materials such as videos, podcasts, etc. Academy members will oversee RIME week, UAB’s annual medical education week.
    • Career Advancement: the Academy will provide mentorship and tools to ensure promotion and advancement for members. It will do this through dedicated workshops and one-on-one mentoring.
    • Professional Meaning: the Academy will support professional wellbeing, and professionalism, including work-life balance and role modeling. It will do this through fostering a community of educators, as well as dedicated workshops and mentoring.

    The Academies Collaborative

    A national community for excellence in education in the health science. Find out more here

    Healthcare Educators Academy Participating Units 

    • School of Dentistry
    • School of Health Professions
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Medicine:
      • Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
      • Department of Emergency Medicine
      • Department of Medicine
      • Department of Neurology
      • Department of OB/Gyn
      • Department of Pediatrics
      • Department of Radiology
      • Department of Surgery