Congratulations To Steve Pletcher

Steve Pletcher nominated for membership in the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators!

Of course, Dr. Pletcher is our Program Director and therefore our key administrator for residency education. However, Dr. Pletcher is also a talented lecturer and mentor and has helped numerous students in this role. Furthermore, he has been courageous and innovative in embracing educational change. Dr. Pletcher successfully placed our residency program into pilot status to help develop the next accreditation system within the ACGME for Otolaryngology.

The Haile T. Debas, MD Academy of Medical Educators has the following characteristics:

MISSION (enduring purpose)
Our mission is to support the people who execute and advance the education mission of the UCSF School of Medicine.

VALUES (what's important to us)
Community, advocacy, service, innovation

VISION (aspirational; what we want to be)
To promote an educational climate that accelerates advances in teaching and learning, champions educator careers and improves health.

STRATEGY (positioning) and Implementation (action) -

The AME will be:
An indispensable crucible for innovation in education, by fostering curricular innovation
An essential resource for career development in education, by promoting and rewarding teaching excellence
An important source for scholarship in medical education, by encouraging and nurturing scholarly work
A vital voice for educators at UCSF and beyond, by enhancing the status of teachers

Thank you,

Andrew H. Murr, MD
Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery