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Michele P Pugnaire MD

InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North, S1-119
Worcester MA 01655
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    2008-present University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Professor: Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

    2007-present University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

    2006-present University of Massachusetts Medical School

    Simulation Center, Interim Director

    Undergraduate Medical Simulation, Director


    1976-1980 McGill University Medical School

    Degree: MDCM

    Summer 1976 Universidad Autonomia, Madrid, Spain

    Faculty of Medicine

    Summer Fellow in Neurochemistry Research

    1970-1976 McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Degree: BSc, Anatomical Science

    Graduate with Great Distinction


    1982-1984 Worcester Family Practice Residency Program

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

    Residency Graduate June, 1984

    1980-1981 St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada

    Rotating Internship Program

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    1. Zanetti ML, Godkin MA, Twomey JP, Pugnaire MP. Global Longitudinal Pathway: has medical education curriculum influenced medical students' skills and attitudes toward culturally diverse populations? Teach Learn Med. 2011 Jul-Sep; 23(3):223-30. PMID: 21745056.
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    2. Zanetti M, Keller L, Mazor K, Carlin M, Alper E, Hatem D, Gammon W, Pugnaire M. Using standardized patients to assess professionalism: a generalizability study. Teach Learn Med. 2010 Oct; 22(4):274-9. PMID: 20936574.
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    3. Pugnaire MP, Fischer M. University of Massachusetts Medical School. Acad Med. 2010 Sep; 85(9 Suppl):S274-9. PMID: 20736567.
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    4. Mazor KM, Zanetti ML, Alper EJ, Hatem D, Barrett SV, Meterko V, Gammon W, Pugnaire MP. Assessing professionalism in the context of an objective structured clinical examination: an in-depth study of the rating process. Med Educ. 2007 Apr; 41(4):331-40. PMID: 17430277.
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    5. Fischer MA, Mazor KM, Baril J, Alper E, DeMarco D, Pugnaire M. Learning from mistakes. Factors that influence how students and residents learn from medical errors. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 May; 21(5):419-23. PMID: 16704381.
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    6. Pugnaire MP, Purwono U, Zanetti ML, Carlin MM. Tracking the longitudinal stability of medical students' perceptions using the AAMC graduation questionnaire and serial evaluation surveys. Acad Med. 2004 Oct; 79(10 Suppl):S32-5. PMID: 15383383.
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    7. Pugnaire M, McGee S, Droney T. University of Massachusetts Medical School. Acad Med. 2004 Jul; 79(7 Suppl):S92-7. PMID: 15240224.
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    8. Kalet A, Pugnaire MP, Cole-Kelly K, Janicik R, Ferrara E, Schwartz MD, Lipkin M, Lazare A. Teaching communication in clinical clerkships: models from the macy initiative in health communications. Acad Med. 2004 Jun; 79(6):511-20. PMID: 15165970.
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    9. Tulgan H, DeMarco WJ, Pugnaire MP, Buser BR. Joint clinical clerkships for osteopathic and allopathic medical students: New England's experience. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2004 May; 104(5):212-4. PMID: 15176520.
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    10. Ferrara E, Pugnaire MP, Jonassen JA, O'Dell K, Clay M, Hatem D, Carlin M. Sexual health innovations in undergraduate medical education. Int J Impot Res. 2003 Oct; 15 Suppl 5:S46-50. PMID: 14551577.
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    11. Pasquale SJ, Pugnaire MP. Preparing medical students to teach. Acad Med. 2002 Nov; 77(11):1175-6. PMID: 12431958.
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    12. Keller LA, Mazor KM, Swaminathan H, Pugnaire MP. An investigation of the impacts of different generalizability study designs on estimates of variance components and generalizability coefficients. Acad Med. 2000 Oct; 75(10 Suppl):S21-4. PMID: 11031163.
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    13. Pugnaire M. University of Massachusetts Medical School. Acad Med. 2000 Sep; 75(9 Suppl):S153-7. PMID: 10995667.
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    14. Pugnaire MP, Domino FJ, Alper EJ. Expanding the "standardized family" across three clerkships: a model for creating an interdisciplinary core curriculum in primary care. Acad Med. 2000 May; 75(5):530-1. PMID: 10824806.
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    15. Mazor K, Clauser B, Cohen A, Alper E, Pugnaire M. The dependability of students' ratings of preceptors. Acad Med. 1999 Oct; 74(10 Suppl):S19-21. PMID: 10536582.
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    16. Jonassen JA, Pugnaire MP, Mazor K, Regan MB, Jacobson EW, Gammon W, Doepel DG, Cohen AJ. The effect of a domestic violence interclerkship on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of third-year medical students. Acad Med. 1999 Jul; 74(7):821-8. PMID: 10429592.
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    17. Leong SL, Pugnaire MP, Agresta TP. The standardized family: a cross-institutional effort to standardize the ambulatory clerkship experience. Acad Med. 1999 May; 74(5):595-6. PMID: 10676218.
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    18. Pugnaire MP, Leong SL, Quirk ME, Mazor K, Gray JM. The standardized family: an innovation in primary care education at the University of Massachusetts. Acad Med. 1999 Jan; 74(1 Suppl):S90-7. PMID: 9934316.
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    19. Billings-Gagliardi S, Fontneau NM, Pugnaire MP. A first-year minicurriculum on TIA/stroke. Acad Med. 1998 May; 73(5):581-2. PMID: 9643892.
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    20. Jonassen JA, Doepel DG, Pugnaire MP. An interclerkship course on domestic abuse. Acad Med. 1997 May; 72(5):422-3. PMID: 10676342.
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    21. Jonassen JA, Burwick TN, Pugnaire MP. An interdisciplinary course on domestic and family violence. Acad Med. 1996 May; 71(5):548. PMID: 10676290.
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    22. Somoza E, Pugnaire MP, Muñoz LM, Portal CG, Ibañez AE, DeFeudis FV. Comparison of the 'binding' of beta-alanine and gamma-aminobutyric acid in synaptosomal-mitochondrial fractions of rat brain. J Neurochem. 1977 Jun; 28(6):1197-200. PMID: 874481.
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