Educator's Portfolio Workshops

The Academy of Medical Educators and the Office of Medical Education encourage the use of the Educator's Portfolio to document educational accomplishment for academic promotion. An Educator's Portfolio is the core of the membership application for the Academy.

  • If you are interested in applying for membership in the Academy, please refer to the Application section of the website. In lieu of formal workshops in 2013, the Academy will pair applicants with a specially trained “application coach”.  Please contact Kathleen Land at landk@medsch.ucsf.edu to request a coach.

Categories of Teaching Accomplishment and Documentation of Achievement in an Educator's Portfolio (templates & examples)

About the Educator's Portfolio
  • Traditionally there has been little formal assessment of the educational activities of a candidate for promotion beyond "counting" hours of teaching or letters of recommendation. The standard packet typically provides very little evidence of the content or quality of a teacher's or educator's work. To acknowledge faculty members' contributions to teaching programs, some medical schools have begun to use a "portfolio" to organize and document educational activities - a concept borrowed from artists and architects who have long collected samples of their best work for others to evaluate.
  • The Educator's Portfolio, as it has developed in the UCSF School of Medicine, moves beyond "teaching" to include other types of peer reviewed activities in education. It is a structured format that contains five categories of accomplishment: direct teaching; curriculum development; advising and mentorship; educational administration and leadership; and educational scholarship.

Please contact Kathleen Land at landk@medsch.ucsf.edu, or 415-514-9259, if you have any questions.