Sept 2019 - Wayne State University
Sept 2019

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WSUGME partners with MIDOCS to support more residency positions

WSUGME partners with MIDOCS to support more residency positions

I am happy to share with you the emerging impact on WSUSOM residency programs of MIDOC, a partnership among the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the medical schools at WSU, MSU, CMU, and WMU.  Our state is facing a severe shortage in primary care physicians by 2025, and research has shown that primary care reduces mortality rates associated with heart disease and cancer.  In addition, states that have higher ratios of primary care providers have lower healthcare costs and better overall population health.  MIDOCS is designed to encourage medical students to consider primary care rather than a specialty by providing educational debt relief for those willing to make a long-term commitment to serve in a state-designated underserved community. Under the auspices of the MIDOCS program, WSUSOM will increase its Family Medicine residency program by creating an Urban Track (FM-UT), with two positions a year starting in 2019, to be increased to four in 2020, and institute a new Preventive Medicine (PM) program, with three residents a year starting in 2020.        

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GME News and Announcements

OSCE/OSHE clinical skills training at Kado - Thank you!  

Thanks to all the interns and residents who participated in the OSCE/OSHE clinical skills training at the Kado Center this past July and August!  GME appreciates as well the great support and feedback provided by our faculty champions: Drs. Kulairi, McCready, Fityan, Cramer, Krishnan, Lucas, and Daveluy. Dr. Stansfield sent all resident OSCE/OSHE reports and video links to the Program Directors and Coordinators on August 27. 

Fall 2019 SEMCME Research Workshops - Registration open now  

Each year, the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education (SEMCME) conducts a series of half-day workshops designed to assist residents learn the basics of research methodology. The workshops offer attendees an opportunity to interact with SEMCME faculty who can provide limited research project guidance. The Wayne State University School of Medicine is a SEMCME member, so the workshops are free, but you do need to register:  www.semcme.org

Call for 2019-20 Seed Grant applications  

The Office of Graduate Medical Education will begin accepting Seed Grant applications for the 2019-20 year on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Prospective applicants are welcome to send materials in advance of the deadline for a review by GME staff. Click here for the application and complete requirements. 

Stanford Faculty Development courses: Register for Nov 2019, March 2020  

The Stanford Faculty Development Program is a nationally recognized teaching improvement effort designed to help faculty enhance their versatility in teaching, better analyze and improve teaching encounters, and engage in collegial discussions about approaches to teaching. The WSU School of Medicine will be hosting courses in the fall and the spring. While registration for the September course is now closed, there are sessions available in November 2019 (deadline Oct. 4) and March 2020 (deadline Feb. 7). This is a great opportunity if your faculty have not participated in the past. Please click here for full details, schedule, and application. Additional questions may be addressed to the WSUSOM Office of Learning & Teaching, olt@med.wayne.edu or 313 577 3547. 

GME article on Continuous Quality Improvement accepted by JGME  

The Office of Graduate Medical Education recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education (the flagship in the field), entitled "Integration of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Methods into the Annual Program and Institutional Evaluation."  Co-authors were Dr. Brent Stansfield, Dr. Tvseti Markova, and Dr. Richard Baker, the Vice Dean of Medical Education in the WSUSOM.   

Family Medicine recruitment at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) meeting  

Associate Family Medicine Program Director Dr. Tess McCready and chief residents Dr. Cortney Cole and Dr. Michael Duarte (pictured at right) attended the recent AAFP meeting in Kansas City. They spoke with over 120 medical students about the Family Medicine residency program and took WSUSOM students interested in family medicine out to dinner.

Family Medicine recruitment at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) meeting


Resident Council News

Next Resident Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10  

The next Resident Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in 1200 Scott Hall, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Click here for a message from the RC President Dr. Vera Pochtarev and Dr. Ben Maynard. 


Hats Off

Internal Medicine residents will present at SGIM, ACG meetings in fall 2019  

Once again, the WSUGME Internal Medicine residency program is well represented at medical conferences.  Seventeen Internal Medicine residents will be attending the 2019 SGIM (Mid-West) in Minneapolis this September to conduct two oral presentations (one plenary) and 10 research or QI posters. In October, two residents will present posters at the 2019 American College of Gastroenterology meeting in San Antonio. Click here for a complete list of presenters, topics, and advisors. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work!

IM residents presenting at American College of Physicians meeting, October  

At the American College of Physicians (Michigan chapter) meeting in Grand Rapids on Oct. 10-13, 2019, Drs. Aggarwal, Al-Janabi, Bittner, Dhawan, Dhillon, Gandhi, Goel, Hamdon, Jain, Patel, and Sourabh will be presenting posters. For a detailed list of presenters and topics, click here. Kudos to all!

IM residents will present at American Heart Association meeting, November  

Drs. Mulham Hamdon, Lina Masso, Victoria Gonzalez, Manish Patel, and faculty advisor Dr. Sarwan Kumar are co-authors of a poster on "Fluid resuscitation in CHF patients with sepsis," to be presented at the 2019 American Heart Association conference in Philadelphia. Well done!

FM resident elected Trustee of MI Family Medicine Foundation Board  

At the recent Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo, sponsored by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. David Kazanowski was elected a Trustee of the Family Medicine Foundation of Michigan's Board of Trustees.  For more details, click here. Congratulations to Dr. K!

Need assistance with your conference poster or presentation?


Just a reminder that the Office of Graduate Medical Education is happy to offer any faculty or resident assistance in the preparation of a poster or abstracts for submission to academic conferences or review of a manuscript. Contact Research Coordinator Dr. Kenaga (ci3238@wayne.edu) or Director of Education Dr. Stansfield (rbstansfield@wayne.edu). 


Promoting Resident Wellness

Wayne State Night at Comerica Park! Sept. 24  

Celebrate a Wayne State tradition! Join your fellow Warriors to cheer on the Detroit Tigers against the Minnesota Twins at the annual Wayne State Night at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit. Pricing for the special ticket package starts at $16 and includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/Wayne State Warriors ball cap, and a $5 donation to the Wayne State HIGH Program to support homeless students. Law School Dean Richard Bierschbach will throw out the first pitch. This popular event usually sells out fast, so order your tickets asap. The fun begins at 6:40 pm. 

First Dermatology wellness event for 2019-20 at Tree Runner Adventure Park, June 26  

The Dermatology program held its 2019-20 kickoff wellness and team-building event on June 26 at Tree Runner Adventure Park in West Bloomfield, with residents completing a high-ropes course. For photos, click here.  

Family Medicine/Transitional Year wellness event at Willow Creek Golf Center, July 30  

The FM/TY programs held a mini-golf outing at Willow Creek Golf Center on July 30th. Twenty-two residents and faculty attended this event. For photos, click here

Internal Medicine residents and faculty host welcome party for 2019-20 interns, Aug 4  

The Internal Medicine residents and faculty held a welcome party for incoming interns at Stony Creek Park on August 4. For a 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.  

Upcoming Events


Fall 2019 SEMCME Faculty Development workshops: Registration open now


2019 MI Future of Family Medicine Conference, Ann Arbor, Oct. 19


Upcoming Deadlines

Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum
2020 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC)
2020 SGIM Annual Meeting

Research Opportunities

StatPearls: A publishing venue for faculty and residents
Don't have an ORCHID yet - ? Set one up here
From Doximity: The benefits of attending academic conferences

Resident Spotlight

Dr. Alicia Steele and Dr. Danny Garcia, inaugural Urban Track residents

Admin Updates

ACGME ADS updates in progress now - due Sept. 27

Nota Bene

Global Health, Justice and the Environment Conference (main WSU campus)
WSUSOM Women in Medicine and Science: Gun violence as a public health issue (panel)
VITAL SIGNS: See the CDC's latest update on the opioid crisis
From the ACGME: Guidelines on preparing a competitive CV
WSU's professional development toolkit: Accelerate courses (all online!)


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