Membership

Level Benefits & Responsibilities

3 (+Associate) Levels
Membership

TEACH is an inclusive teaching academy with voluntary membership. All faculty and professional staff affiliated with Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences who have a role in health professions education are encouraged to apply.

Terms of Membership

Membership is for two years and is renewable based on continued program participation at the appropriate membership level.

Membership Levels

Membership is available in three levels: Emerging, Skilled, and Advanced.

I. Emerging

Faculty or professionals who have a role in health professions education and wish to develop their skills as educators through participation in Academy events and activities.

Emerging – Associate

Learners – students, residents, fellows, post-doctoral trainees in health or biomedical sciences; educators without a Carilion, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, or Jefferson College of Health Sciences faculty appointment (Emerging Associate members’ responsibilities are waived)
Benefits:
• Participate in professional development activities such as the Health Professions Educator (HPE) series events and Education Day
• List participation in professional development events on CV
• Access to teaching expertise, such as advice, discussion, and teaching observations
• Network with a community of health professions educators
• Participate in Education Interest Groups
• Opportunities for mentoring by Academy members
Responsibilities:
• Participate in professional development activities such as Health Professions Educator (HPE) series events and Education Day
• Contribute to the education of health professions learners

II. Skilled

Individuals who have demonstrated excellence in education, have a significant role within an educational program, and/or have developed courses, curricula, and innovative educational materials.
Benefits (in addition to above):
• Eligible to apply for Academy education innovation grants (eventually)
• Include Academy membership on curriculum vitae
• Recognition as a skilled educator
• Participation in bonus Academy activities (e.g. education journal club, scholarship support group)
• Eligible to receive a letter of support (from an educational point of view) from the Academy for purposes of faculty promotion
Responsibilities (in addition to above):
• Participation or leadership in Academy activities and programs
• Active contribution to community-building by mentoring Academy Members
• On-going scholarly activity and/or education contributions in the area of health professions education (e.g., national presentations, manuscripts, abstracts/posters, curriculum development, clinical competency committee membership)

III. Advanced

Individuals who have demonstrated exceptional educational performance, leadership and scholarship in the field of health education and contribute as an educational leader within the Academy (i.e. active Steering Committee Member)
Benefits (in addition to above):
• Recognition as an advanced/ prominent leader in education
• Include Academy membership and leadership role on curriculum vitae
Responsibilities (in addition to above):
• Active contribution to the development of the Academy (TEACH Steering Committee member) and/or major educational programs [i.e. Residency/Fellowship Program Directors and Associate Program Directors (Carilion Clinic); Course Directors, Clerkship Directors, Deans (Senior, Associate, Assistant…) (VTCSOM); and Program Directors and Academic Department Chairs (Jefferson)]
• Significant participation and/or leadership in Academy activities and programs
• Review membership applications
• Participate in teaching observations
• On-going contributions to health professions education scholarship in the form of national peer-reviewed presentations and publications