Conceptualized in the late 1980’s by Herbert M. Swick, MD, then the MCW Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Society's mission was to “by example and action, stimulate innovation in medical education and represent excellence in education in faculty forums”.
Since its twelve charter members were installed at the college-wide convocation exercises in September 1990, the Society has elected three new members annually over its fifteen year history, with sixty installed members drawn from fifteen different specialties/disciplines. Activities and events include:
• Sponsorship of the National Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) teaching award receipt as a visiting professor at an annual symposium
• Selection of the award recipients for the Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award and the Marvin Wagner Preceptor Award.
Each year since 1990, three full time MCW faculty have been elected to the MCW Society of Teaching Scholars (STS) whose mission is to, by example and action, stimulate innovation in medical education and represent excellence in education in faculty forums.