Department of Pediatrics

Pediatrics Academy of Resident Educators


The Academy of Resident Educators within the Pediatrics Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine aims to foster the growth of residents as clinician-educators by encouraging direct instruction, educational leadership, and professional development.

The academy is a resident-driven program that includes workshops throughout the year including curriculum vitae workshops, teaching skills workshops, guest lectures by distinguished educators, and advertisement of educational opportunities throughout the year for personal development. At the end of your residency, if you have shown extracurricular commitment to medical education; you have the opportunity to apply for the honor of Distinguished Resident Educator at graduation.

  • Create a unique system to assist residents in developing skills as future clinician-educators
  • Develop a culture of teaching and education within the residency program
  • Provide learning tools for future clinician-educators
  • Improve bedside teaching skills
  • Expose residents to the concept of scholarship within medical education
  • Attract medical students who are applying for residency in Pediatrics to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital


  • Improve your teaching abilities
  • Exposure to scholarship within the field of medical education
  • Opportunity to apply for honor of Distinguished Resident Educator
  • Gain confidence in public speaking, especially if it relates to medicine
  • Develop strong mentor relationships
  • Learn about learning theory and develop strategies to become an effective educator
  • Opportunity to participate in a structured curriculum to enhance teaching techniques

2022-2023 Executive Committee

  • Ruth Riedl, M.D., PGY-3 (Co-President)
  • Bita Salamat, D.O., PGY-3 (Co-President)
  • Hafsah Hameed, M.D., PGY-3 (Director)
  • Michael Alavi, D.O., PGY-3
  • Jessica Z.L. An, M.D., PGY-2
  • Philip K. Angelides, M.D., PGY-2
  • Asma Bahrami, M.D., PGY-2
  • Anna Thompson, M.D., PGY-2
  • Allison Weisnicht, M.D., PGY-3


If you have questions or wish to find out more information about this program, please contact Bita Salamat at Ruth Riedl at or Hafsah Hameed at