Sept-Oct 2022 - Wayne State University
Sept-Oct 2022

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GME News and Announcements

Summer 2022 OSCE/OSHE training


This summer, GME returned to in-person administration of the OSCE/OSHE training, held in the School of Medicine's Kado Clinical Skills Center. We would like to thank the residents, faculty champions, and program coordinators for their participation and engagement with this training. GME has sent residents and faculty the assessment reports and videos of all simulated encounters. Contact the GME Director of Education Dr. Brent Stansfield for more information.

2021-22 Seed Grant Awardees  

In the past AY, GME awarded Seed Grants to the following residents and faculty: in the Anesthesiology program, Ugne Cerna, resident, and Sandeep Krishnan, Program Director, for the project Are adductor canal blocks with bupivacaine and magnesium better for managing post-operative pain than with bupivacaine alone in patients undergoing outpatient total knee arthroplasty?; in the Dermatology program, Starling Tolliver, resident, and Geoffrey Potts, Associate Program Director, for the project Hair care knowledge and practices among dermatology residents; and to Hany Deirawan, resident, and Meena Moossavi, faculty, for the project Immunopathology of cutaneous and mucosal squamous cell carcinoma. Congratulations!  GME is currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 funding cycle for both research and QI projects. Contact GME Research Coordinator Dr. Heidi Kenaga for more details.

GME holds first annual diversity symposium, Aug. 23


In late August, GME sponsored its first diversity symposium, "Mission-Driven Diversity, Inclusiveness and Professional Development," as a virtual event. Current SOM students were invited. The event addressed how GME serves WSU's historical mission to promote diversity and equity in an inclusive learning environment focused on resident professional development and wellness. GME Associate Dean Anne Messman provided a welcome to attendees, and Director of Education Dr. Brent Stansfield served as host. Representatives of our programs gave a brief overview of their diversity initiatives in terms of recruitment, training, and research and responded to attendee questions. Going forward, GME anticipates holding this symposium annually to showcase our programs' DEI activities to prospective residency applicants and interested stakeholders.

GME Academic Boot Camp schedule, fall 2022  

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.


Resident Council News

Resident Council monthly virtual 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. The next Resident Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11. All are welcome!

Confidential reporting of issues, misconduct, or professional concerns by residents and faculty  

The Resident Council would like to remind all residents that GME hosts a page for confidential concern reporting. Faculty may use this venue as well.


Hats Off

IM residents at ACP-Michigan Chapter meeting, Oct. 13-16  

Eight Internal Medicine residents -- Tamara Altaweel, Pranav Chalasani, Md Hussain, Hasan Ilyas, Tripti Nagar, Jahanavi Ramakrishna, Hussein Tahanulqiwa, and Zarghoona Wajid -- will be presenting posters at the upcoming ACP-Michigan Chapter meeting. Program Director Sarwan Kumar serves as their faculty adviser. Congrats to all!

Dr. Daveluy quoted in Newsweek on common but damaging skin care habits  

A Sept. 10 article in Newsweek, "These Awful Habits are Damaging Your Skin Without You Even Realizing," featured the expertise of Steve Daveluy, Dermatology Program Director. Kudos!   

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 Dr. Heidi Kenaga.


Promoting Resident Wellness

At the Detroit Zoo At the Detroit Zoo  

Nine Family Medicine residents took some time off to enjoy a wellness sojourn at the zoo at the end of August.

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.

WSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  

The Employee Assistance Program provided by Ulliance is available to all residents, faculty, and staff at no cost. EAP is confidential and available to you, your partner, and your dependents. To reach an advisor immediately, 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 information about EAP services and how to access them. 

Dept. of Psychiatry's Warriors Strong Together  

Warriors Strong Together is a program offered by the Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences providing free assistance for all members of the WSU community who may be experiencing difficulties coping with the impacts of the pandemic. As an added convenience, the services are available by telephone or videoconferencing.


Program News

Family Medicine residents participate in community outreach, recruitment events in September  

FM residents Donald Johnson, Olivia Schimmel and Monica Aguilar volunteered at the Rochester Arts & Apples festival on Sept. 10. They provided blood pressure screening for adults, played games with children to teach them about healthy fun activities, and promoted Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. On Sept. 17, residents William Nham and Lauren Hodge and Program Director Eleanor King attended the Michigan Future of Family Medicine Conference and Residency Connection  in Ann Arbor. They networked with medical students across the state and met fantastic candidates for the 2022-23 recruitment season. Photos here.

Dermatology faculty lead WSUSOM Medical Specialty webinar, Oct. 4  

Program Director Steve Daveluy and Associate Program Director Geoff Potts, both WSUSOM alumni, spoke with current students about how their training prepared them for successful careers as dermatologists and answered queries about this medical specialty. The WSUSOM Alumni Association sponsors a series of Medical Specialty Lunches and Webinars throughout the year, featuring prominent alums who share their expertise with students interested in learning more. In December, Program Director Eleanor King will lead a discussion on careers in Family Medicine.


Equity Matters

WSU Diversity & Inclusion Learning & Development Series, Fall 2022  

The WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers professional development opportunities and educational workshops for faculty and staff related to topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural competence. For information on their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning & Development Series in the fall 2022, click here.

Upcoming Events


SEMCME's Preparing for Practice series, Oct. 2022


MSMS Implicit Bias Training Series, Fall 2022


WSU Office of Diversity & Inclusion implicit bias workshop for healthcare professionals, Oct. 11


WSU & Karmanos Cancer Institute Community-Engaged Research Symposium on black health and racial equity, Oct. 25-27


Upcoming Deadlines

Science Policy Detroit: Health Equity Challenge funding opportunity, deadline Nov. 1
Medical Education Research & Innovation (MERI) Conference, Dec. 6 - Deadline for abstracts Nov. 1

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

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 Responds: Stories from the Time of COVID-19
Learn more about science and public policy in the D: SciPol-Detroit

Resident Spotlight

Street Medicine in Detroit: Ronald Benard Saborio, FM-UT resident

Faculty Spotlight

John Cochrane, new Urology faculty (and 2022 residency program graduate!)


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