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Membership Tiers

Distinguished Educators


Core Educators

  • Faculty who are actively engaged in medical education and have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to careers in medical education.
  • This may include persons who have a defined role in education as well as those who have demonstrated substantial commitment and contributions to medical education in other ways.
  • Automatically included in this tier will be:
    • Medical Education Deans and Directors
    • Core Course and Clerkship Directors
    • Directors of Longitudinal Threads
    • Course Unit and Section Heads
    • Sub-Internship/Elective Directors
    • Residency/Fellowship Program Directors and Associate Directors
    • House Heads and Mentors
    • Admissions Committee Members
    • Ombudspersons


Aspiring Educators

  • Faculty, residents, fellows and students who are engaged in medical education and who aspire to careers in academic medicine and medical education.


Legacy Educators

  • Those who have achieved the level of core or distinguished educator and have left the institution or retired but continue to serve as educators.
  • To be considered, these educators must indicate interest in remaining in MELA.


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