July 2019 - Wayne State University
July 2019

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Graduate Medical Education welcomes 44 new residents for 2019

Graduate Medical Education welcomes 44 new residents for 2019

On Tuesday, June 25, in Margherio Family Conference Center, WSUGME held its 2019 New Resident Orientation, officially welcoming its incoming intern cohort of 44 physicians (pictured above) who would begin their residencies the following week.  In addition to introductory sessions on the “GME World” and the basics of Wayne State employment, our agenda for the day included a slate of brief overviews of key topics in Graduate Medical Education:professionalism, medical errors, care transitions, cultural competency, and wellness.    

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GME News and Announcements

OSCE/OSHE training, Kado Family Clinical Skills Center  

The Office of Graduate Medical Education has scheduled the OSCE/OSHE training activity in the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center (Mazurek Commons) for July 22, 23, and 25, and August 7 and 9.  All interns and PGY-2s are required to participate.  Full information and scheduled times were sent via email the first week of July.  Contact your Program Coordinator or Dr. Kenaga at ci3238@wayne.edu if you have questions or did not receive this email.  

Apply for a 2019-20 GME Seed Grant  

The GME Office is continuing to accept Seed Grant Applications for 2019-20.  Consider applying for funds to help support your research or QI project.  Full details can be found on the GME website or contact Dr. Kenaga at ci3238@wayne.edu or 313-577-0671.  


Resident Council News

First meeting of the WSUSOM Resident Council (RC) for 2019-20 held July 9  

Newly elected President Vera Pochtarev (PGY-3, Internal Medicine) conducted the RC meeting, with Vice President Ben Maynard (PGY-2, Family Medicine) attending as well as representatives from the various programs.  For complete details, click here

Avenue for confidential concern reporting on GME website  

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


Hats Off

Dr. Kevin Ginsburg publishes noted research on prostate cancer  

Dr. Kevin Ginsburg (PGY-5, Urology) was first author of a study published last fall in European Urology (the top journal in the field) on the problematic aspects of active surveillance as the preferred management strategy for many men with prostate cancer.  Read more about his research and the work of WSUSOM residents and faculty on prostate cancer here.    

Internal Medicine residents participate in 41st Annual SEMCME Research Forum  

Internal Medicine residents participated in the 41st Annual Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME) Research Forum, held May 22, 2019 at the Henry Ford.  For more details, click here

Internal Medicine residents participate in 41st Annual SEMCME Research Forum
IM residents present research at the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) in Washington, DC and CHEST Congress in Greece  

At the SGIM Annual Meeting in Washington this May, residents Daymon Peterson, Tanaz Salimnia, and Neeharika Ralh collaborated on three posters. They also presented research at the Hellenic Thoracic Society/CHEST Regional Congress in Athens, Greece, in June.  For more information, click here.   

WSUSOM residents present at 4th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient safety, & Wellness  

At the 4th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, held on May 29, 2019 in Troy, Michigan, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Transitional Year residents presented a total of 15 posters on Quality Improvement/Patient Safety and one on Resident Wellness.  For more details, click here


Promoting Resident Wellness

The Baroudeur cycling event: August 17, 2019  

Wayne State University will be hosting the 5th annual Baroudeur (French for warrior) fundraising event this August, bringing more than 1,000 cyclists to Detroit.  Inaugurated by President W. Roy Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, this ride through the Motor City helps support WSU student scholarships.  The event is also seeking medical students and residents to volunteer their time and skills to assist cyclists.  For more information:  https://baroudeur.wayne.edu/

Internal Medicine caps off a year of wellness  

Internal Medicine residents held their final wellness event for 2018-19 at Dr. Mohammad Fityan's home on June 9.  The party was organized and hosted by the IM Wellness committee, to be led by Dr. Neeharika Ralh for the upoming year.  For a great photo, click here

Farmer's Market: Every Wednesday through October  

Wayne State's Farmer's Market is open every Wednesday from June through October, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Located at the corner of Woodward and Warren, the Market is readily accessible via the Q-Line, bus and shuttle stops.  There's also 15-minute free parking for market patrons.  Vendors include locally sourced fruit and veggie producers and multiple food trucks as well as city favorites such as Avalon International Breads.  There are cooking demos, health and nutrition screenings, yoga, and lawn chess every week.  


Graduating Residents

Internal Medicine resident graduation ceremony, June 13  

The WSUSOM Internal Medicine program held its 2019 graduation ceremony at Cherry Creek Golf and Banquet Center in Shelby Township on the evening of June 13.  Following a buffet dinner, program staff offered a slide show of notable moments from the past year and then Dr. Sarwan Kumar, Program Director, presented graduation certificates to 12 residents.  Receiving  special recognition were Dr. Victoria Gonzalez, Intern of the Year;  Dr. Sana Chams, Resident of the Year; and Dr. Toribiong Uchel, who received the Clinical Excellence Award.  Good luck to all!   For dozens of photos of the ceremony, see Wayne State's Flickr account for an album. 

Goodbye, and good luck: Thirty-six residents graduate in 2019  

Some of our residents are staying right here in the Motor City, others are leaving for other parts of the US.  Good luck to all, and keep us apprised of your activities!   

Upcoming Events


OSCE/OSHE training for interns/PGY-2s: July 22-23, 25, Aug 7, 9


Research Opportunities

American Academy of Dermatology: 2020 Meeting deadlines
2020 Midwest Anesthesia Resident's Conference

Resident Spotlight

Dr. Rohith Arcot, Urology

Admin Updates

ACGME Yearly Updates
GME Policies
SAVE THE DATE: SEMCME Program Administrator Workshop

Nota Bene

State of Michigan Health Equity Conference, Aug 12-13
President Wilson and the Road Warrior Bike Tour: Meet him in Rochester or Detroit!


WSUSOM Alumni Affairs
WSUSOM Diversity and Inclusion
American Medical Association

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