Janet Hafler, EdD (Yale University) lead a workshop and gave the Keynote Address at the Academy's annual Education Showcase in April 2013.

Photo credit: Elisabeth Fal/


A resource to all schools at UCSF, the Academy strives to support educators and improve and enrich teaching in every department. Through its established programs, the Academy:

  • Provides intramural grants that serve as a catalyst for the development of new curricular programs. Since its inception, the Innovations Funding program has awarded more than $2 million in grant funding.
  • Hosts seasonal meetings and other Academy-wide events, often featuring keynote lectures by national leaders in the field of medical education. These symposia provide a forum to discuss our work as teachers and educators and promote collaborations across departments, sites and institutions. Members are encouraged to bring guests.
  • Offers individualized teaching consultation services through TIP-TOP, the Teaching Improvement and Teaching Observation Program.
  • Has facilitated the establishment of 20 matched endowed chairs and three Academy-based chairs in support of teaching excellence.
  • Recognizes excellent teachers at all levels across UCSF schools, as well as the staff who demonstrate exemplary service in support of medical education.