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Carla Lupi, MD

Associate Dean for Assessment and Evaluation; Professor

Dr. Carla Lupi has devoted her career to the health and well-being of her patients and the education of medical students. She has practiced as an obstetrician-gynecologist and medical educator in private practice, public health settings, and academic health centers. Dr. Lupi aims to create a system of professional education that puts assessment at its core, nurtures learners, and strives for cost-effectiveness. Her scholarship covers instruction and assessment in a range of competencies, including diagnostic reasoning, communication skills, ethical reasoning, and evidence-based medicine. As a participant in the American Association of Medical Colleges Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) Pilot, she contributed to its foundational work in developing frameworks for the faculty development required for EPA implementation.

Education and Training

  • BA, Stanford University
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Internship and Residency, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Years

Selected Prior Positions

1990-2001 Physician
Pardo and Lupi, MDs, PA
1993-1996 Affiliate Medical Director
Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami
2001-2010 Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2006-2010 Co-Director, Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning and Abortion
Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning and Abortion
2006-2010 Director, Undergraduate Medical Education; Director, Core Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2010-2016 Assistant Dean for Learning and Teaching
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
2010-2016 Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
2016-2018 Associate Dean for Faculty
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
2016-2018 Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

1989 Helen Lansman Award to the Most Compassionate Chief Resident
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2006 Excellence in Teaching Award
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
2006-2010 Golden Apple Residency Teaching Awards
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2009 Honorary Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Award
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2010 APGO William N. P. Herbert MD Promising Educator Award
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
2013-2014 MedEdPORTAL Top 20 Reviewers
2014 Outstanding Presentation Award
Medical Education Scholarship Southern Group on Educational Affairs
2016 MedEdPORTAL Top 10 Reviewers

Selected Publications 

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Lupi C, Runyan A, Schreiber N, Steinauer J, Turk JK. An Educational Workshop and Student Competency in Pregnancy Options Counseling: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Nov;207(5):414.e1-7.
  • Splinter A, Castellanos D, Lupi C. Eric Smith: A Renal Physiology Case-based Learning Exercise. MedEdPortal 2013.
  • Lupi C, Oliva A, Splinter A. Mrs. Gutierrez: Twelve Years After Bariatric Surgery. MedEdPortal 2014.
  • Lupi C, Ward-Peterson M, Chang W. Advancing non-directive pregnancy options counseling skills: A pilot study on the use of blended learning with an online model and simulation. Contraception 2016;94(4):348-52.
  • Lupi CS, Ward-Peterson M, Coxe S, Minor S, Eliacin I, Obeso V. Furthering the validity of a tool to assess simulated pregnancy options counseling skills. Obstet Gynecol 2016;128 (Suppl 1):12S-16S.
  • Lupi CS, Ward-Peterson M, Castro CA. Non-directive pregnancy options counseling: Online instructional module, OSCE, and rater and SP training materials. MedEdPortal 2017;13:10566
  • Favreau M, Tewksbury L, Lupi C, Cutrer W, Jokela J. Constructing a shared mental model for entrustment for faculty development for the core entrustable professional activities for entering residency. Acad Med 2017; 92 (6):759-64.
  • Obeso V, Brown D, Aiyer M, Barron B, Bull J, Carter T, Emery M, Gillespie C, Hormann M, Hyderi A, Lupi C, Schwartz M, Uthman M, Vasilevskis EE, Yingling S, Phillipi C, eds.; for Core EPAs for Entering Residency Pilot Program. Toolkits for the 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges; 2017
  • Lupi C, Lefevre F, Ward-Peterson M. Evidence-based medicine skills that last: A transferable model utilizing integration, spaced learning, and repetition with a single study design among second-year medical students. MedEdPublish 2017, 6, [4], 52.
  • Lupi CS, Lozano JM, Ward-Peterson M. Impact of a structured research scholarship course on evidence-based medicine skills among undergraduate medical students. Med Sci Educ 2018.
  • Lupi CS, Ownby AR, Jokela J, Cutrer W, Thompson-Busch A, Catallozzi M, Noble J, Amiel J. Faculty development revisited: A systems-based view of stakeholder development to meet the demands of EPA implementation. Acad Med: May 22, 2018
  • Lupi CS, Tempest H, Ward-Peterson M, Ory SJ. The Educational Effects of a Summative Diagnostic Reasoning Examination Among Second-Year Medical Students. Med Sci Educ, Published online August 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s40670-018-0610-