The Mission of the Academy is:

  1. to promote and support excellence in teaching and the work and career paths of excellent teachers
  2. to promote and fund curricular innovation, evidence-based curricular change and a scholarly approach to the education mission; and
  3. to provide a forum for education leadership and advice for the Dean, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Vice Dean for Medical Education and the leadership of the curriculum.

Teaching Awards 

The Academy of Educators Committee on Teaching Awards has established a number of teaching awards to recognize the importance of excellence in medical student teaching, increase the prestige of great teachers and make teaching a more viable part of a faculty member’s career path. 

Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award - Off Campus Faculty 2015
James Horton, MDJames M. Horton, MD
Department of Internal Medicine Medicine
Linda Mundle, MDLinda Mundle, MD
Department of Behavioral Health
Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award - Off Campus Faculty 2014
Michele Birch, MDMichele Birch, MD
Department of Family Medicine
(Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC)
Iris Cheng, MD, FACPIris Cheng, MD, FACP
Department of Internal Medicine
(Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC)
Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award – Off-campus Faculty 2013
David Lelio, MDDavid Lelio, MD
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health, a facility of Carolinas Medical Center)
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award - Off Campus Faculty 2012
Laszlo Littmann, MDLaszlo Littmann, MD
Carolinas Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award - Off Campus Faculty 2011
Erika Steinbacher, MDErika Steinbacher, MD
Cabarrus Family Medicine
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