Feb 2020 - Wayne State University
Feb 2020

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GME presents achievements to date at 2020 mid-AIR

GME presents achievements to date at 2020 mid-AIR

I hope everyone had a great holiday and is enjoying a productive start to 2020! On January 28, WSUGME held its mid-Annual Institutional Review (the “mid-AIR”) on the SOM campus, attended by program directors, program coordinators, members of the Resident Council, and all GME staff. At the mid-AIR, we share our progress to date on GME strategic objectives for AY 2019-20 with attendees, and I am happy to summarize key achievements here for our newsletter readership.

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GME News and Announcements

GME publishes 2018-2019 Executive Summary


Click here for our 2018-2019 Executive Summary, detailing our goals and accomplishments for that year, which was published last December. 

WSUGME residency programs, WSUSOM receive continued accreditation from ACGME


GME is happy to report that the ACGME has granted continued accreditation to seven of our eight residency programs: Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Preventive Medicine, Transitional Year, and Urology. Our Dermatology program will receive news about accreditation in April. In addition, the ACGME has granted continued accreditation to our sponsoring institution, WSUSOM, without any citations and with a commendation for substantial compliance. Many thanks to our faculty, residents, and program staff for their hard work!

ACGME resident and faculty surveys: Deadline Feb 16


Just a reminder that this is the last week for completing ACGME faculty and resident surveys. All are due by Sunday, Feb. 16, except Urology, which are due Sunday, March 15. Please contact your program coordinator if you have questions. 

GME accepting applications for 2019-2020 Seed Grant


WSUGME is now accepting Seed Grant applications for 2019-20. There are now two separate applications, one for Research projects and one for QI projects. Prospective applicants are encouraged to send materials in advance 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 313 577 0671 or email hkenaga@med.wayne.edu

WSUGME research on handoff monitoring accepted for GRA ORR


GME has had a poster accepted for the GRA ORR (Group on Resident Affairs & Organization of Resident Representatives) Joint Spring Conference this April on "Standardizing Transitions of Care (TOC): Monitoring Resident Handoffs Using the SAIF-IR Mnemonic."  The Associate Dean of GME, Dr. Tsveti Markova, will be presenting this poster, which is co-authored by Dr. Stansfield and Dr. Kenaga of GME and Dr. Tess McCready (Associate Program Director, Family Medicine) and Dr. Sarwan Kumar (Program Director, Internal Medicine). 

Join the WSUSOM Warrior Strong campaign!


The WSUSOM Marketing Dept. would like to include residents in the university's Warrior Strong campaign. This is a great way to showcase your residency program!  If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Heidi Kenaga, Research Coordinator, at 313 577 0671 or email hkenaga@med.wayne.edu for more details. 


Resident Council News

Update: Resident Council meeting, January 14


The Resident Council meeting was held on Tuesday, January 14, in 1200 Scott Hall, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Click here for a summary of the meeting from RC Council president Vera Pochtarev.  The next RC meeting (virtual) will be held on Tuesday, March 10, in Scott Hall. 

2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium, Tues, April 7


The Resident Council is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium, to be held Tuesday, April 7, on the WSUSOM campus.  The theme is "Planning Your Future Beyond Residency."  The evening includes dinner and panel of senior residents discussing how to make a successful transition to clinical practice, fellowship, or academic position. For full details and the link to register, click here.

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 presenting at American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, Los Angeles


A number of Internal Medicine residents have had posters and clinical vignettes accepted for the ACP Annual Meeting in Los Angeles this April. Click here for a list of co-authors and topics. Also presenting will be Manishkumar Patel and co-authors Sana Chams, Gloria Hong, Ankita Aggarwal, and Jasmeet Bal. Their research on "Process to Improve Cardiac Telemetry Use in a Community Hospital" won first position in the poster competition at the Michigan Chapter Meeting of the ACP in October 2019 and thus was automatically accepted for the national 2020 ACP meeting. This research is based on a QI initiative conducted by IM residents at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. Congratulations to all!

Anesthesiology faculty and residents publish in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia


Anesthesia residents Carter Battista, Elliot Harmon, and Samir Patel collaborated with faculty on two correspondence articles published in the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia last December, the first on "Oral Multimodal Preemptive Analgesia Improves Postoperative Pain Control and Decreases Opioid Utilization in Spinal Fusion Patients" and the second on "Ultrasound-guided Out-of-Plane (OOP) Adductor Canal Continuous Catheter Placement Compared to In-Plane (IP) Placement in Total Knee Arthroplasty." Two WSUSOM students were co-authors on the first article. For copies of the articles, click here. Well done!

Drs. Aggarwal and Jain present at AHA, ACC, ATC annual meetings


Ankita Aggarwal and Anubhav Jain (IM) presented a poster at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Philadelphia last November. In addition, in collaboration with other IM residents, Dr. Aggarwal has had an abstract and a case accepted and is a co-author on another case for the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology in March  and (2) two poster presentations accepted for the meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Philadelphia later in the spring. Click here for a photo and details. Kudos!

Ankita Aggarwal wins AACIO Young Investigator Award


Internal Medicine resident Ankita Aggarwal has won the Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO), after submitting an abstract on "Impact of Intraprocedural Stent Thrombosis on Outcomes of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Meta-Analysis." During a ceremony to be held at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiologists next month in Chicago, Dr. Aggarwal will conduct a brief presentation on the research and then receive the award and a $1,000 check. Great news!

Need assistance with your conference poster or presentation?


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 313 577 0671 or email hkenaga@med.wayne.edu


Promoting Resident Wellness

The WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Ulliance


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 teach an advisor immediately, you may call 1-800-448-8326. Click here for the link to the Ulliance 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. 

Crisis Text Line: Text 741741


Crisis Text Line is free, offering 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. For more information, see their website

Mental Health First Aid course offered by the Wayne State Suicide Prevention Initiative  

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The Wayne State Suicide Prevention Initiative is pleased to offer this training for free to all WSU student and faculty/staff. Training is scheduled for February 21 in Science Hall, Rm # 1125, 9am - 5pm. Participants must attend the entire training to be certified. Please click here to register.

New AWARE resources from ACGME to promote resident well-being


ACGME is offering a new suite of resources, AWARE, designed to promote well-being among residents, fellows, and faculty. These resources focus on individual strategies for cognitive skill building and include a video workshop, podcasts, and an AWARE app. You can download these educational resources or integrate into curricula to mitigate the effects of stress, prevent burnout, and foster well-being. Click here for more information. 

Headspace: A meditation app from AMA


As members of AMA, all GME residents are eligible for free access to Headspace, a mindfulness app that offers guided meditations.  Log in through the AMA website here.  


Program News

Dr. Daveluy receives honor from AAD as Patient Care Hero


The American Academy of Dermatology has designated Dermatology program director Dr. Steven Daveluy a Patient Care Hero!  For full details, click here

9th Annual QI Research Day: Tuesday, May 5 at Ascension


The 9th Annual Quality Improvement Research Day, showcasing QI projects conducted by residents at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, will be held on Tuesday, May 5, from noon to 4 pm in the APRH Atrium and Auditorium. Save the Date!

Faculty in Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences publishes case report


Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences faculty members Ruth Wei, MD, Salieha Zaheer, MD, and Jinping Xu, MD, MS, have published a case report on "A Rare Case of Bilateral Incarcerated Obturator Hernias and a Right-Side Femoral Hernia," in Surgery Case Reports. Click here for a copy. Kudos!

New Family Medicine recruitment video produced by FM residents


Click here to see the new Family Medicine recruitment video now on the FM site. This was created by FM residents Ben Maynard and David Kazanowski!  Kudos and many thanks.                                                                           

Upcoming Events


SEMCME Preparing for Practice workshops, Feb. 21 & March 6


SEMCME Program Director workshop, March 13


Local Solutions for Better Refugee Health Conference, March 24


SEMCME Chief & Senior Resident Workshop, April 24


SEMCME 42nd Annual Research Forum: Wed, May 20


5th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety: Wed, May 27


Global Health Research Collaborative Summer Workshop, July-Aug


Upcoming Deadlines

GME Academic Boot Camp (ABC): Deadline Friday, March 20

Research Opportunities

StatPearls: A publishing venue for faculty and residents
PRiMER: New publication for Family Medicine research
Don't have an ORCiD yet - ? Set one up here

Resident Spotlight

Resident Spotlight: Elliot Harmon (Anesthesiology) - DART participant

Nota Bene

JGME seeks resident member of JGME Editorial Board - deadline March 9
Join the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS): Resident and Fellow Section
Earn CME credit with AMA Ed Hub courses
WSU's professional development toolkit: Accelerate courses (all online!)
First Annual Medical Education Research and Innovation Conference, WSUSOM, Dec. 2


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