Membership Application

The Academy inducts new members each year and accepts new applications in the spring. Click here to learn more about the benefits and obligations of membership in the Academy of Medical Educators.


The 2015 Membership application cycle will begin in March and will follow a timeline similar to that of the 2014 cycle, noted below.

Important Dates - 2014 Academy Membership Application
Thurs, March 6 Call for applications
Tues, March 25, 5pm Deadline to request a coach
Tues, April 22, 5pm Deadline to submit draft applications for administrative review
Weds, April 30 AME response to administrative review with application link
Tues, May 13, 5pm Deadline to submit final application on line
Tues, June 3, 5pm Deadline for referees to email letters of support to AME
By August 15 Notification of candidates
Mon, September 22 Celebration of New Members


Application Coaching: To support candidates through this process and maximize successful applications, we offer a coaching program that pairs a candidate with a trained AME coach. Our recent experience indicates that coached candidates submit stronger applications. In addition, because the application has undergone substantial revision this year, we expect that candidates will request coaches. Please send your request for an Application Coach by March 25 at 5pm to Kathleen Land at

Eligibility: We welcome applications from excellent educators in UME, GME and faculty development for teachers and educators, and we equally weight well-documented accomplishments in any of these areas. However, extensive clinically focused CME is rarely helpful for the AME application. Strongest candidates demonstrate scope beyond their own department, in addition to direct impact on UCSF learners.

When to Apply: Mandatory minimum of 3 years on faculty prior to applying, preferably at UCSF. While we certainly encourage youth in our membership process, it is important that there is enough longitudinal data to judge the application, especially in the Teaching and Educational Leadership roles.

Educational Roles: There are five roles in which a candidate may apply:

1. Teaching
2. Mentoring and Advising
3. Curriculum Development, Instructional Design and Technology
4. Educational Leadership
5. Learner Assessment

  • All candidates must apply in Teaching.
  • Candidates who hold a significant leadership role (e.g. course, clerkship or residency director) must apply in Educational Leadership.
  • As applicable, Educational Scholarship should be included in each role.

Preparation and submission of the Application