University of Nebraska Medical Center

Join the Academy

Continue your impact as a clinical educator by becoming part of the Interprofessional Academy of Educators.

As a community health professions educator, you are critical to the high-quality teaching that UNMC students receive. The Academy is here to offer support in augmenting and enhancing your teaching abilities.

Our goal is to provide valuable resources to help augment your teaching and provide an avenue for you to be involved in educational innovation. That's why we encourage all preceptors to apply to be an Academy member.

Benefits of Joining the Academy

Academy members receive additional benefits on top of the ones other preceptors receive, including:

  • Access to educational researchers
  • Consultation and feedback on your clinical teaching skills
  • Funding opportunities for educational research projects
  • Infrastructure for collaboration with others with similar interests
  • Peer review of educational activities
  • And much more

Requirements to Join

All Community Preceptors who teach UNMC learners are eligible to join the Academy as long as they satisfy the following requirements:

  • Hold a full time, part time, or volunteer faculty appointment
  • Have at least one year of teaching/precepting UNMC learners
  • Ability to devote at least three hours per year to Academy functions
  • Can commit to participating in one educational service project per year

Apply for Membership