About Apgar Academy

Welcome to the Virginia Apgar Academy of Medical Educators. We are an active community of educators at P&S dedicated to promoting, rewarding, and supporting outstanding education for our medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Membership in the Academy represents not only recognition of excellence as an educator, but also a commitment to contributing to the educational life of our medical community. The Academy offers ongoing educational resources to the P&S community, including:

  • Workshops on teaching and developing educational scholarship
  • Coaching to improve your teaching skills   
  • Mentorship for clinician educators
  • Resources for educators

Assistant, associate, or full professor, if you’ve been a faculty member at P&S for at least 5 years and education is a focus of your career, please consider applying for membership!

Responsibilities of Membership

Members of the Academy:

  • Participate in at least 2 functions of the Academy, including
    •    Teaching one faculty workshop per year
    •    Serving as a teaching coach
    •    Serving as a mentor for a junior clinician educator
    •    Creating teaching videos for the Academy website
  • Devote at least 10 hours per year to Academy functions
  • Participate in 2 general Academy meetings per year
  • Attend the Academy welcome reception for new members


Contact Apgar Academy:

Wanda O'Connell: wo2145@cumc.columbia.edu

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