July-August 2022 - Wayne State University
July-August 2022

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OSCE/OSHE summer 2022 training

OSCE/OSHE summer 2022 training

This summer, after two years of virtual administration, GME has returned to conducting the annual OSCE/OSHE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination/Objective Simulated Handoff Evaluation) simulation training face-to-face in the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center on the WSUSOM campus.  All incoming interns and PGY-2 residents in GME programs are required to engage in this activity, designed to assess participants’ communication skills. In the OSCE, skills are gauged across 4 cases, in areas such as error disclosure, health disparities and cultural competency, and in this year’s new case, family communication. The evaluation instrument is a revised version of the Kalamazoo Essential Elements Communication Checklist, used by the simulated patient (SP) and by the learner for self-assessment.

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GME News and Announcements

GME sponsors Diversity Open House, Aug. 23, 8-9 pm (virtual)  

GME will host an Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 8-9 pm as a virtual event on "Mission-Driven Diversity, Inclusiveness and Professional Development."  This online discussion will address how GME works to serve WSU's historical mission to promote diversity and equity in an inclusive learning environment that's focused on resident professional development and well-being. Contact Director of Education Brent Stansfield for more information.

WSUSOM will hold mixer for students and residents at Roostertail, Sept. 10


The WSUSOM Office of Student Affairs will be hosting a mixer on Saturday, Sept. 10, around 4 p.m. at the Roostertail. They would like to invite current residents to attend to introduce med students to their programs. More details will be circulated shortly.  

2022-23 DART and DEFT bootcamps and workshops  

GME's first Academic Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from noon-2 pm via MSTeams, on the topic "Making a Great Senior Resident." Two more bootcamps will be held in 2022-23 as well as shorter supplemental research workshops on securing IRB approval analysis and planned tests and post-hoc tests. All events will be conducted by GME Director of Education Dr. Brent Stansfield. Full details about the DART (residents) program can be found here and the DEFT (faculty) program here, or contact Dr. Stansfield at rbstansfield@wayne.edu


Resident Council News

Resident Council monthly meetings  

Resident Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 pm as virtual events. Martha Jordan emails invites to all residents the week prior to each meeting, or else contact your Program Coordinator. The next Resident Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13. All are welcome!

Confidential reporting 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

Derm Program Director Steven Daveluy: Top 150 dermatologist in the US  

Congratulations to Steve Daveluy, named to Newsweek's list of the Top 150 dermatologists in the US!    

Geoff Potts, Derm APD, named outstanding faculty mentor by DIGA  

Dermatology APD Geoff Potts has won the inaugural outstanding faculty mentor in dermatology award by the Dermatology Interest Group Association (DIGA), a student-run organization committed to providing volunteering, networking, and research opportunities to med students interested in a career in dermatology. Kudos!

Dermatology faculty, alumni, and med students co-author article on women in dermatology leadership


Dermatology APD Geoff Potts, residency program alumnus Nathan Nartker, residency program alumna and faculty member Fatima Fahs, Oakland University Beaumont School of Medicine student Yasmine Abushukur, and Henry Ford Health System resident Sandra Oska have co-authored an article on "Women representation in dermatology residency program leadership: A cross-sectional study" accepted by the International Journal of Women's Dermatology. Well done!  

Derm resident and faculty publish case report with WSUSOM med student  

Andrew King, Dermatology resident, co-authored "Successful treatment of cabozantinib-induced pyoderma gangrenosum with ixekizumab therapy: A case report" with WSUSOM student Andrew Kao and Program Director Steve Daveluy. It was published in Dermatologic Therapy. Kudos!      

Derm faculty Meena Moossavi featured in AAMC article on skin cancer and African Americans  

The research of Dermatology faculty Meena Moossavi and colleagues was highlighted in a recent story on the AAMC website entitled "Why are so many Black patients dying of skin cancer?"  The story featured her article, co-authored with Derm resident Reem Kashlan and former resident Mehdi Farshchian, on melanoma mortality rates among Wayne County populations which appeared in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology last year. Congrats!

Need assistance with manuscript, poster, or conference presentation?


WSUGME is happy to offer any resident or faculty assistance in the preparation of a poster or abstracts for submission to academic conferences or review of a manuscript. Contact Research Coordinator Heidi Kenaga.


Promoting Resident Wellness

Marvin: Wellness resource for residents  

Marvin is a mental health resource developed specifically for medical residents. Marvin works with residents' insurance so there is no cost. It is also confidential and can be accessed at any time so it is convenient for residents to use. Please see this video about the program, and here's a sign-up link.

Dept. of Psychiatry's Warriors Strong Together  

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.

WSU 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. 

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.


Program News

2022 Program Graduates' Career Plans  

GME is happy to announce that 41 graduates in the WSUGME Class of 2022 will be moving into the next stage of their careers, which range from beginning private practice to engaging in additional training to becoming academic faculty in WSUSOM.  About half will be staying in Michigan. Congratulations to all!

FM residents engage children in reading at Innovations Park


Family Medicine residents Sarah Farooqi and William Nham provide a story time for children on a rainy Wednesday in July at Innovations Hills Park in Rochester. 

FM residents engage children in reading at Innovations Park

Upcoming Events


MSMS implicit bias training schedule, Sept. 2022


Karmanos Health Equity Book Club: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do, Sept. 29


WSUSOM Implicit Bias Training: Racism as a Social Determinant of Health, Sept. 29


SEMCME's Preparing for Practice series, Oct. 2022


Research Resources

PubMed's Clinical Queries: Locate clinical research studies more quickly
Getting started on research: Resources at Shiffman Medical Library
StatPearls: A publishing opportunity for residents and faculty
Don't have an ORCiD? Set one up here

Professional Development

WSUSOM seeking assistance from alumni in launching MD/MBA joint degree
Groups for women in medicine and science
DMC GME Professional Faculty & Resident Development playlist
Office of the Provost: Resources for faculty success
Resident mentorship opportunities with WSUSOM
Leading the Rounds: WSUSOM podcast on leadership in medicine

Nota Bene

Detroit Medical Orchestra (WSUSOM) recruiting musicians for 2022-23
Detroit Responds: Stories from the Time of COVID-19
Learn more about science and public policy in the D: SciPol-Detroit

Resident Spotlight

Beza Sahlie, Preventive Medicine resident: Providing healthcare to incarcerated populations

Faculty Spotlight

Aliya Hines, MD, PhD, Dermatology faculty


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