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GME presents 2018-2019 achievements at Sept. GMEC meeting

GME presents 2018-2019 achievements at Sept. GMEC meeting

WSUGME held its Annual Institutional Review (AIR) on September 24, attended by program directors, program coordinators, members of the Resident Council, and GME staff. The AIR includes review of strategic objectives, program accreditation and citations, survey results, special initiatives, and the previous year’s institutional goals and achievements. The AIR concludes with a presentation and discussion of new and continued goals for the upcoming academic year. Click here for a list of our goals for 2019-2020. WSUGME looks forward to working with residents, faculty, and staff to achieve or surpass these goals in the coming year. 

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GME News and Announcements

GME resident and faculty surveys now open: Deadline Nov. 23  

The annual GME Resident and Core Faculty Surveys are now open in New Innovations. Faculty and resident responses provide valuable information on program quality and institutional support. They also provide useful data that can be used to put the ACGME survey responses into context. We've received a fair number of completed surveys but are awaiting a 100% completion rate. All responses are due by Friday, Nov. 23. As an incentive, after we receive the first 20 responses GME will randomly select 5 completers to receive a WSU School of Medicine T-shirt! Dr. Ashley Aragona and Dr. Michael Chung are the first two winners.  To access the evaluation, log into New Innovations, click on the "Evaluations" tab, look under the "Tools" column and select "Complete Evaluations." The evaluation is named "2019-20 GME Resident Program Evaluation." 

Call for 2019-2020 Seed Grant applications  

WSUGME is now accepting Seed Grant applications for 2019-20. There are now separate applications for Research projects and QI projects. Prospective applicants are welcome to send materials in advance of the deadline for review by GME staff. Click here to access the Seed Grant webpage with full details and the applications. Questions? Contact Dr. Kenaga, Research Coordinator, at hkenaga@med.wayne.edu

Stanford Faculty Development courses: Register for 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 WSUSOM will be hosting courses in the fall and the spring. While registration for the September and November courses is now closed, there are sessions available in 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. 

WSUGME research: Posters on OSCE opioid pain management case, workshop on CQI


WSUGME has had two posters on our research on the OSCE opioid pain management case accepted for conference presentation, at the November 2019 AAMC meeting in Phoenix, AZ, and at the AIAMC meeting in Austin, TX, in April 2020. Also at the AIAMC in April, Associate Dean Tsveti Markova and Director of Research Brent Stansfield will conduct a workshop on "Incorporating Continuous Quality Improvement methods (CQI) into the annual program and institutional evaluation process."


Resident Council News

Update: Resident Council meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 12  

The Resident Council meeting was held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 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. 

Avenue for confidential concern reporting on GME website  

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


Hats Off

Internal Medicine residents present research at TCT, AHA conferences  

Kudos to Internal Medicine resident Dr. Ankita Aggarwal, who presented a poster at the annual conference of Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) held this past September in San Francisco. Congrats as well to Dr. Aggarwal's co-authors, Drs. Anubhav Jain and former resident Lina Masso. Dr. Aggarwal is also a co-author of a poster to be presented by Dr. Jain at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. For more details and a photo, click here.         

Dr. Chu (Dermatology) selected as Fields Education Enrichment Program Scholar  

Dr. Thomas Chu has been selected as a Kenneth Fields Resident Education Enrichment Program Scholars, one of only 5 awarded nationwide. This program is designed to enhance the educational development of dermatology residents. In November, Dr. Chu will attend a two-day course in New York to learn advanced injection techniques to maximize safety and minimize complications. Well done!

Internal Medicine residents win poster competition at ACP-MI meeting  

Congrats to Dr. Manishkumar Patel and his co-authors for winning first position in the poster competition for "Process to improve cardiac telemetry use in a community hospital" at the meeting of the Michigan chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Grand Rapids this past October. This research is automatically selected for the national ACP meeting in Los Angeles in 2020. For details and a photo, click here

Transitional Year residents Dr. Keith and Kevin Pennycook publish in StatPearls, IDCases


Dr. Keith Pennycook recently authored entries in the Internet resource StatPearls on Keratosis Pilaris and Condyloma Acuminata with FM faculty Dr. Tess McCready, and Dr. Kevin Pennycook authored entries on Clavus and Perianal Streptococcal Dermatitis with Dr. McCready. They were were the lead authors of an article published in IDCases last September on "Severe cellulitis and bacteremia caused by Plesiomonas shigelloides," together with Dr. McCready and FM resident Dr. David Kazanowski. Well done!

Anesthesia residents present at 2019 ASA meeting in Orlando  

At the 2019 meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Orlando, Dr. Andrew Resnick presented a poster co-authored with Program Director Dr. Sandeep Krishnan and faculty member Dr. Jennifer Henderson. Dr. Samir Patel and Dr. Peter Paik collaborated with Dr. Margaret Gall of the Children's Hospital of Michigan on a poster, and Dr. Patel co-authored another with Dr. Dominik Choromanski (also at CHM) on another. Congratulations!  For details, click here.

Anesthesia resident and faculty publications


Kudos to Dr. Carter Battista and Program Director Dr. Sandeep Krishnan, who co-authored an entry on "Pectoralis Nerve Block" published in the Internet resource StatPearls in October. Dr. Krishnan also collaborated with former residents Dr. Erik Diaz and Dr. Nakul Kumar, former Chair of Anesthesiology Dr. Terry Ellis, and faculty member Dr. Imani Thornton on the article "Anesthesia handoff simulation case:  An intensive care unit to operating room handoff for anesthesiology learners," which has been accepted for publication in MedEdPortal.

FM residents have multiple presentations, roundtables accepted for STFM  

Kudos to Family Medicine faculty and residents, who have had two presentations and three roundtables accepted for the 2020 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, to be held in Salt Lake City in May. For complete information on the presenters and topics, click here

Need assistance with your conference poster, presentation, or manuscript?


Just a reminder that WSUGME 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 at ci3238@wayne.edu


Program News

Dermatology residents attend cutaneous biology course at Indiana Univ SOM  

On Oct. 4-5, Dermatology residents Nathan Nartker, Mehdi Farshchian, Reema Habra, Sara Utz, Lisa Daum, and Farhan Huq attended the 24th Annual Indiana University School of Medicine's Introduction to Cutaneous Biology basic science course, a practicum covering a broad spectrum of disciplines, including cutaneous structure and function and other topics. For details and a photo, click here.  

Anesthesia program holds anesthesia simulation event  

On Sept. 20, the WSUGME Anesthesia Residency Program held an anesthesia simulation event, with 11 residents teaching 50 WSUSOM medical students skills in the simulation lab at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. The students practiced lumbar punctures, intubations, and placing ultrasound-guided central lines. Dr. Daniel Applefield was the faculty faciliator. The event was sponsored by the WSUSOM Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG), which currently has 160 members. For a photo, click here

Senior Derm residents present cases at Michigan Dermatological Society meeting  

On Nov. 6, the WSUSOM Dept. of Dermatology hosted the 2019 annual meeting of the Michigan Dermatological Society. Four senior residents in Dermatology conducted case presentations: Drs. Taryn Huizenga, Greg Messenger, Cynthia Nicholson, and Mohammed Zarka. For more details and photos of the event, click here.  

Upcoming Events


Winter 2019 SEMCME workshops: Registration open now


2020 SEMCME Residency Program Directors' Workshop


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
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Resident Spotlight

FM residents Dr. Michael Duarte and Dr. Ben Maynard on health disparities

Alumni News

Drs. Salman and Sobilo publish research in BMJ Open Quality

Nota Bene

Wayne State pilots American Medical Women's Assn. IGNITE program
Seminar on writing successful grants for biomedical research
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Earn CME credit with AMA Ed Hub courses
WSU's professional development toolkit: Accelerate courses (all online!)


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