Society of Academic Medical Educators

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To develop the knowledge and expertise of Academy members in the domains of:

  • Medical education including teaching, curriculum, assessment
  • Educational research
  • Leadership skills including professionalism, communication and team building
  • Mentoring others

Successful Academy members will be able to perform the following:

  • Train the Trainer program for all faculty at large
  • Initiate and implement educational research
  • Provide consultation to course directors/others about curriculum development and student assessment
  • Volunteer to support specific clerkship directors


12-month course with follow-up at 18-24 months


  1. Once monthly 90-minute educational workshop
  2. 3 quarterly educational workshops by experts in the field
  3. Educational lecture webinar development
  4. Educational research/curriculum development
  5. Mentors are selected for all fellows who will help guide items 3 & 4


Society of Academic Medical Educators 2019

  • Linda Connelly, PhD
    MBS Program Director
    Associate Professor of Medical Education, Physiology, Pharmacology
  • Rajuno Ettarh, MD, PhD, FRSM, FAS
    Director of Anatomy
    Professor of Medical Education, Anatomy
    Associate Dean of Pre-Clerkship Curriculum and Assessment
    Director of the Center for Innovation in Medical Education
  • Gordon Green, MD, MEd, FRCPC
    Professor of Medical Education, Pediatrics
    Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education
  • Sherif Hassan, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medical Education, Anatomy, Neuroanatomy
  • Dotun Ogunyemi, MD, FACOG, MFM
    Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
    Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Engagement
    Professor of Medical Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Zohray Talib, MD
    Chair, Department of Medical Education
    Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Associate Professor of Medical Education, Internal Medicine
  • Michael M. Neeki, D.O., M.S., FACEP
    SBC Probation Department, CMO
    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Carol Lee, MD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
    Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Anushree Gupta, MD
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
    Department of Family Medicine Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • Debra Craig, MD
    Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
    Clerkship director, Internal Medicine Arrowhead Regional Medical Center