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What is the AOE?
The Academy of Educators (AOE), at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, was founded in October 2006 as a part of the School’s Strategic Plan to enhance research and scholarship towards excellence in teaching. Currently, the Academy has four committees: Scholarship, Programming, Awards, and Membership. The AOE is overseen by a President, with support from a Leadership Council, and a Coordinator from the Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development. Click here to learn more.
Is the AOE only for medical educators?
The AOE welcomes both medical and biomedical educators, including any faculty or trainees within the School of Medicine.
How can I join the AOE listserv?
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Who can attend AOE Events?
All AOE events are open to any member of the UNC SOM community, except for our end-of-year Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship (and celebration). AOE membership is not required for attendance at any other event.
How can I join the AOE?
The membership nomination cycle opens each year in January, with nominations being due in March. For the current dates and deadlines, check out our membership page.
What are the AOE membership requirements?
Attendance (virtual or in-person) at four (4) AOE events before the year applying are required. Two (2) of these can be viewing the event recording on the AOE website, whereas two (2) should be attended synchronously.  Service activities (e.g. serving as a mock interviewer, participating in AOE Essentials module development) also qualify for credit and will be advertised in the weekly email.

To maintain membership, the same four (4) AOE events or service activity credits are required each year.

Do previously recorded events count towards requirements?
Yes. Two (2) of the required four (4) events for new and continuing membership each year can be viewing of previously recorded events.
How do I know how many events I've attended so far?
In 2022, the AOE membership voted to confirm annual attendance and participation in events by the Honor System.  You are responsible for keeping track of events and service activities and will be asked to document your attendance and participation for new and continuing membership.

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