The Society of Teaching Scholars
To honor and foster teaching and educational scholarship at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Objectives of the Society:
- To provide a forum to recognize and reward College of Medicine faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to the formation of physicians and scientists.
- To provide an incentive for the faculty member’s professional development as an educational scholar and role model.
- To identify a cadre of recognized experts to advise the College of Medicine on ways to enhance its educational mission, as well as to serve as mentors/role models to junior faculty, residents, and students.
- To demonstrate the College of Medicine’s commitment to high quality teaching and learning, plus continuous quality improvement process of the educational program.
Teaching scholars are asked to mentor junior faculty on teaching improvement and serve in an advisory capacity to the Faculty Development Committee and COMEC (College of Medicine Education Center). The Society also sponsors the annual “Medical Education Week” that features lectures and workshops on relevant educational topics. Current members of the Society are responsible for selecting new members based on nominations and a teaching portfolio.
Contact Susan Sorci at (352) 273-7985 for further information.