Acadamy of Clinical Teachers categories of membership



1. Have made a substantial and valued contribution to the University’s medical education programs over a significant period of time


  • Frequent delivery of clinical teaching activities including topic-based tutorials and teaching with patients
  • Regular participation in clinical examinations
  • Honorary appointment with Melbourne Medical School
  • Contribution sustained for a period of five or more years;

2. Are recognised as excellent, dedicated, committed and passionate educators;


  • High student satisfaction ratings as evidenced by evaluations or nomination for teaching awards
  • Evidence of high peer regard as evidenced by referee reports or similar
  • Involvement with learners at multiple levels & in differing contexts
  • Participation in or contribution to clinical teacher training activities
  • Level of contribution beyond any paid appointment with the University

3. Serve as role models for all clinicians who teach;


  • Well-established mentoring & supervision relationships
  • Frequent requests for advice and support from other clinicians
  • Educational leadership position or acknowledged leadership qualities
  • Involvement in a collegial network of clinical teachers
  • Promotion of collaborative practice - inter-professional education to inter-professional practice

4. Provide advice to the School on matters relating to clinical teaching, student assessment and program evaluation;


  • Existing connection to clinical school or department
  • Contribution to local curriculum development and review activities including evaluation/research relating to medical student learning and teaching
  • Key role in informing the School about workforce demands, issues and patterns to enable feedback into curriculum design

Act as conduit between Melbourne Medical School and clinical colleagues



  • Those inducted to Fellowship of the Melbourne Medical School’s Academy of Clinical Teachers have demonstrated the above indicators over a sustained period of ten or more years and with exemplary leadership.