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.

Important Dates - 2016 Academy Membership Application
Wed, March 9 Call for applications
Fri, April 8, 5pm Deadline to request a coach
Mon, April 25, 5pm Deadline to submit draft applications for administrative review
Mon, May 2 AME response to administrative review with application link
Mon, May 16, 5pm Deadline to submit final application on line
Wed, May 18, 5pm Deadline for referees to email letters of support to AME
Mid-August Notification of candidates
Mon, September 19 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 recently undergone substantial revision, we expect that candidates will request coaches. Please send your request for an Application Coach by April 8 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 embrace youth in Academy membership, applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of excellence, 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