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Academy of Educators introduces inaugural class

First members of Teaching Scholars Program graduate

October 25, 2019

Matt Miller

The Academy of Educators Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis introduced its inaugural class Tuesday, Sept. 24, in a ceremony at the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Also that day, the academy celebrated the graduation of the first class selected to the Teaching Scholars Program.

The Academy of Educators — led by Mary E. Klingensmith, MD, the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor of Surgery — is in the school’s Office of Education. It is an institutional collaboration of educators who together aim to foster a culture of educational excellence and an institutionally valued community of leaders in health-science education.

The Teaching Scholars Program — led by Steve Taff, PhD, an associate professor of occupational therapy and of medicine — is a 12-month certificate program designed to enhance knowledge and skills, and develop future leaders in health-care education. The program’s focus is on core components of educational scholarship and curriculum development.

To see a list of the academy’s inaugural inductees, follow this link.

For lists of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 Teaching Scholars Program participants, follow this link.

Matt Miller
(From left) Steven Ambler, PhD, DPT, is congratulated by Eva Aagaard, MD, senior associate dean for education, and Mary Klingensmith, MD, director of the Academy of Educators, at an event Sept. 24 to induct the academy’s inaugural class. The event was in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Medical Campus.