Mar-April 2021 - Wayne State University
Mar-April 2021

From your DIO

Meet Anne Messman, MD, MHPE, FACEP

Meet Anne Messman, MD, MHPE, FACEP

I was very pleased to accept the new position of associate dean and DIO of Graduate Medical Education at the WSUSOM.  I will oversee the Office of Graduate Medical Education and all Wayne State University residency programs as well as provide academic oversight for WSU-administered and affiliated residencies going forward.  Following a successful match, our office has begun the onboarding process for 44 new residents comprising our incoming 2021 class, 23% of whom are WSUSOM graduates.  I have a strong commitment to residency education and training. I serve as vice chair of education as well as the medical education fellowship chair for WSUSOM’s Department of Emergency Medicine.  Previously I was associate director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Sinai-Grace Hospital and assistant director at St. John Hospital and Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. I’ve also completed the Stanford Faculty Development in Medical Teaching Program.  

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GME News and Announcements

2021-22 WSUSOM incoming residents


GME is pleased to announce the incoming resident class for 2021-22, 44 physicians from 21 US and 23 international medical schools. Ten are graduates of the WSU School of Medicine. Welcome!

WSUGME and Ascension Providence win 2021 Innovation Award


The Association of Independent Academic Centers (AIAMC) has named the WSUSOM Office of Graduate Medical Education and Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital a 2021 AIAMC Innovation Award winner for their work on building a culture of resident wellness.  Immediate past-DIO of GME Tsveti Markova, MD; APRH Chief Medical Officer Sheryl Wissman, MD; and Brent Stansfield, PhD, attended the (virtual) AIAMC Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on March 26 to receive this recognition. Details can be found here. Many thanks to the faculty, residents, and staff for their hard work in implementing the GME wellness initiative.

Spring 2021 Academic Boot Camps (ABCs)


GME will be holding all ABCs as Zoom webinars in 2021. The next will be held on Friday, April 16 from 3-6 pm. The seminars are conducted by Dr. Brent Stansfield, GME Director of Education. Both DART (for residents) and DEFT (for faculty) projects can lead to sustainable improvements to our programs' curricula and may also result in conference presentations or publishable manuscripts. More information about and links to register for the DART program will be found here and for the DEFT program here.

2020-21 Seed Grant applications


WSUGME is still accepting Seed Grant applications for 2020-21. There are separate applications for Research projects and QI projects. Prospective applicants are welcome to send application drafts in advance of the deadline for preliminary review and feedback by GME staff. The Seed Grant webpage has full details and the applications. Questions? Contact Dr. Kenaga, Research Coordinator, at hkenaga@med.wayne.edu


Resident Council News

Next meeting: 2021 Professional Development Symposium, Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm (Zoom)


The 2021 Professional Development Symposium will be held during the next scheduled Resident Council meeting on Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm, as a Zoom event. The topic is "Medical Leadership:  Past, Present, and Future." Residents, faculty, and WSUSOM students are welcome to attend. For details on the panelists and log-in information, click here. The next Resident Council meeting, to be held on Tuesday, May 11, will be devoted to the election of RC leadership for the 2021-22 year. 

Confidential Report of Issues, Misconduct, or Professional Concerns  

The Resident Council would like to remind all incoming and current residents that GME hosts a page for confidential concern reporting.


Hats Off

Internal Medicine residents will present research at ACP, SGIM, ATS, ACC in 2021


Residents in the Internal Medicine program have had multiple acceptances for the American College of Physicians and the Society of General Internal Medicine spring 2021 meetings, among others.  Well done!

IM resident Mishita Goel and mentor Sarwan Kumar awarded 2021 Seed Grant


Internal Medicine resident Mishita Goel and faculty mentor Sarwan Kumar have been awarded a 2020-21 Seed Grant for their project entitled "Resident Physicians' Physical Wellness: An Initiative to Identify and Curb Burnout and Depression."  The award will be used to purchase participation incentives and defray administrative costs related to the study, which will be carried out at Ascension Providence later this year. Congratulations!                    



In the last issue of Residency Times, we incorrectly reported that IM resident Mishita Goel published the COVID twin case study in Case Reports. It was published in the Journal of Medical Cases. Apologies!  


Promoting Resident Wellness

ACGME's AWARE resources offer stress and burnout mitigation techniques


ACGME has developed a suite of on-demand well-being resources called AWARE, designed to promote well-being among residents and faculty. AWARE primarily focuses on individual strategies for cognitive skill-building and includes a video workshop, podcasts, and the ACGME AWARE app. Programs, institutions, and individuals can download these resources for integration into existing curricula or use in tandem with other efforts to mitigate the effects of stress and burnout and foster well-being among members of the GME community.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


The WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Ulliance is available to all residents, faculty, and staff at no cost. It's confidential and available to you, your partner, and your dependents. To reach an advisor immediately, you may call 1-800-448-8326. Click here for the Life Advisor Resource Center website log-in page. To log in, enter "Wayne State University" as the name of your employer and "Detroit" as the City of Employment. The website provides more detailed information about the services included in EAP and how to access them. 

Dept. of Psychiatry's Warriors Strong Together program


Warriors Strong Together is a program offered by the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences that provides free assistance for all members of the WSU community who may be experiencing difficulties coping with the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an added convenience, the services are available by telephone or videoconferencing per the caller’s preference.

Upcoming Events


2021 Professional Development Symposium, Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm (Zoom)


ACGME Diversity and Inclusion webinars


Global Health Practitioner Speaker Series


Association for Hospital Medical Education - QIPS webinar


Research Resources

Medical Education Research and Innovation workshop series, third Tuesdays
Shiffman Library: Online research and teaching support services
PubMed's Clinical Queries: Locate clinical research studies more quickly
StatPearls: A publishing venue for faculty and residents
Don't have an ORCiD yet - ? Set one up here

Professional Development

Office of the Provost: Resources for faculty professional development and success
Resident mentorship opportunities with WSUSOM
Learn more about science and public policy in the D: SciPol-Detroit
Wayne State University Global Health Alliance
WSUSOM Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS)
WSU's professional development toolkit: Accelerate courses (all online!)
Earn CME credit with AMA Ed Hub courses

Nota Bene

Leading the Rounds: WSUSOM podcast on leadership in medicine
Join the Michigan State Medical Society: Resident and Fellows Section

Resident Spotlight

Alicia Barclay (Anesthesiology, PGY-4) - Researching MAEs

Faculty Spotlight

From IT professional to physician: Joe Vercellone, IM faculty


WSUSOM Alumni Affairs
WSUSOM Diversity and Inclusion
American Medical Association

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