|Glen A. Medellin, M.D., FAAP, was inducted into the UT Academy of Health Science Education, an organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence.
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Twelve faculty members from health institutions within The University of Texas System, including Glen A. Medellin, M.D., FAAP, from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, have been inducted into the UT Academy of Health Science Education, an organization of distinguished scholars recognized for their teaching excellence.
An induction ceremony for the academy’s newest members will be held in conjunction with the eighth annual Innovations in Health Science Education Conference on Feb. 23-24 at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus.
"These honorees bring their exemplary scholarship to the classroom, the bedside and the laboratory to enrich health education in Texas,” said Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., UT System executive vice chancellor for health affairs. “We are very proud of their accomplishments.”
Dr. Medellin is an associate chair of pediatrics and holds the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Palliative Care for Children. He is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and director of medical student education in the School of Medicine.
In February 2011, Dr. Medellin was presented the Presidential Award for Clinical Excellence
at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. He provides care for children with chronic illnesses through UT Medicine San Antonio
, the School of Medicine faculty practice.Innovation in education
Academy members, who represent a diverse group of educators from the many disciplines in health science education, must meet strict criteria set by the academy. The criteria upon which prospective members are judged include direct teaching; curriculum development; counseling and mentorship; leadership; and educational scholarship and research.
Since 2005, more than 100 UT System educators have been inducted into the academy.
In addition to recognizing and supporting excellence in teaching, the academy’s goals include encouraging the development and implementation of innovative education projects, promoting curriculum design and reform, providing financial assistance for innovative educational projects and fostering faculty research.