HWCOM Assistant Dean for Learning and Teaching, Carla Lupi, M.D., has been appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners. The NBME is an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops and manages the United States Medical Licensing Examination or USMLE, a three-step examination Doctors of Medicine must pass in order to obtain a license to practice medicine in the United States.
“After 4 years of working with the excellent staff at the NBME as a question writer, I look forward to participating in its governance and planning efforts and learning more about assessment –the central piece of competency-based curriculum,” said Lupi, an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “I am especially excited because the NBME is at a truly creative juncture in its history with the new CRU initiatives (the Comprehensive Review of USMLE) that are expanding the domains of assessment beyond traditional medical knowledge and clinical skills.”
Since the USMLE was first administered in 1992, the test has evolved to keep up with changes in medicine and medical education. According to the USMLE, beginning November 2014 “examinees will see an increased focus on quality improvement principles; safety science; epidemiology, biostatistics, and population health; professionalism; and interpersonal and communications skills.”