After completing fellowship training, Dr. Oleksandra Lupak was offered the opportunity to join the faculty of the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). As a faculty member at MUSC, her goal is to be actively engage with the residents, fellows, and medical students’ education as well as actively participate in oncology research and patients’ care. She is very enthusiastic about being able to teach and practice clinical medicine in a way that meaningfully contributes to the educational mission of the University. During her training at the Henry Ford Hospital, she participated in multiple clinical research and QI projects. Dr. Lupak delivered multiple lectures to the trainees including grand rounds and she is committed to further develop her professional skills at MUSC.
Dr. Lupak’s ultimate purpose as a clinician and educator has been to develop as intimate and useful understanding as she might of the nature of medical education, so that she may continuously and meaningfully contribute to the improvement of this fundamentally important professional process. Where possible, Dr. Lupak looks for opportunities to extend her educational activities into an interdisciplinary realm beyond both her own department. Her teaching emphasis therefore is more upon the methods of clinical problem solving and the way in which we pursue solutions, than upon the specific nature of a defined set of problems.