The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (TAMHSC-COM) boasts an accomplished faculty who strive for excellence. From the large pool of current and former professors, nine were inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators on October 9, 2012.

The Academy recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to promoting excellence in medical education through training aspiring educators and providing coaching and mentorship. Members of the Academy also advance curriculum and instruction through innovative practices and facilitate educational research and scholarship.

All members must have a faculty appointment, a minimum of at least five years of service at the TAMHSC-COM, and outstanding accomplishments in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME). Additionally, members must have demonstrated excellence in at least two of the following areas: direct teaching, curriculum development, mentorship, leadership, and educational research. Members of the Academy are expected to attend TAMHSC-COM Faculty Development offerings and provide ongoing service to the Academy through mentoring, coaching and career advisement as well as developing and leading Faculty Development workshops.

Each year, deans and vice deans nominate one to three people and department chairs nominate one person. Eligible nominees will then receive a letter to submit an application to the Academy. The applications were blind and peer reviewed by a five-member Selection Committee and individually scored on a peer evaluation selection form.

L to R: Jacob Green; David McMurray; Kathleen Jones; John Montgomery; Gregg Wells; Gary McCord; Paul Ogden; Rachel Bramson; Thomas Peterson

 

The 2012 Charter Class of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators includes:

JACOB BENJAMIN GREEN, III, MD, Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine, Senior Educator, Office of Educational Development has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 34 years.

DAVID N. MCMURRAY, PhD, Regents Professor, Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 36 years.

KATHLEEN A. JONES, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has served Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 12 years.

JOHN L. MONTGOMERY, MD, Retired Professor, Department of Radiology has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 33 years.

GREGG B. WELLS, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Joint Associate Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics and Pathology has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 12 years.

GARY C. MCCORD, MD, Associate Professor, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Associate Dean, Student Affairs has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 20 years.

PAUL E. OGDEN, MD, Vice‐Dean, Academic Affairs, Regional Chair, Internal Medicine has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 27 years.

RACHEL BRAMSON, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 17 years.

THOMAS V. PETERSON, PhD, Professor, Department of Systems Biology and Translational Medicine has served the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine for 32 years.

 

— Sheila De Guzman