Academy of Medical Educators

The goals and mission of the Academy of Medical Educators at Saint Louis University include:

  • Recognizing medical educators for their teaching activities, their educational scholarship and innovation, and their leadership.
  • Fostering an environment that promotes the continuous improvement of teaching.
  • Encouraging educators to link teaching and learning to improved patient outcomes and health care systems performance.
  • Rewarding educators for their efforts through promotion and public recognition.

The Academy at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine consists of two arms, an honorific pathway and a developmental pathway. Applications for the developmental pathway are accepted on a rolling basis.

Current Academy Members

Gregory S. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Carole Vogler, M.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology

H. Douglas Walden, M.D. 
Professor of General Internal Medicine

Thomas C. Westfall, Ph.D.
William Beaumont Professor
Chair Emeritus Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science

Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on Faculty Development of Educators

Special thanks for all the efforts of the Faculty Affairs Subcommittee on Faculty Development of Educators in developing this concept for ongoing support of educators.

  • Kelly M. Everard, Ph.D.
  • Julie K. Gammack, M.D.
  • Kenneth A. Haller, M.D.
  • Gina M. Merys, Ph.D.
  • Barbara Whitman, Ph.D.

Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts

The Association of American Medical Colleges has published a new resource for medical education scholars and faculty as they seek or provide peer review of manuscripts before publication. The guide, now in its second edition, includes new chapters on reporting qualitative findings, assessing literature reviews, and reviewing reports on innovations.

Download the Review Criteria for Research Manuscripts, Second Edition

Small Grants Program

To encourage development and dissemination of education innovation, a small grants program (awards of $2,500) will be offered.