May-June 2023 - Wayne State University
May-June 2023

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2022-23 DART/DEFT program awardees

2022-23 DART/DEFT program awardees

As many of you may know, the English word “doctor” comes from the Latin verb docere, which means “to teach.” The Office of Graduate Medical Education’s DART (Developing Active Resident Teachers) program, established in 2018, provides residents with an opportunity to enhance their pedagogical skills beyond the expected level and make a tangible contribution to their residency education program at Wayne State. Participants in DART begin by completing online modules on topics such as theories of adult learning, tactics of teaching, and sensitivity to learning environment, in preparation for designing and carrying out a medical education project under the supervision of their Program Director and a faculty mentor. Participants also attend at least one Academic Boot Camp (conducted virtually) during the year for in-depth discussion of an essential theme.            

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GME News and Announcements

Winner of Peter Svider Memorial Resident Scholarship Award  

GME is happy to announce the winner of the 2022-23 Peter Svider Memorial Resident Scholarship Award: Kayla St. Claire (Dermatology). The Svider Award recognizes a graduating resident or fellow in any GME program with an especially distinctive achievement in scholarly activities. Congratulations to Dr. St. Claire, and many thanks to applicants who submitted excellent records for consideration!

Annual GME/APRH QI Research Day, May 16  

GME and APRH residency programs held the 12th Annual Quality Improvement Research Day on May 16 as a virtual event. Eight teams of residents in Internal Medicine and 5 teams in Family Medicine/Transitional Year presented their research via narrated PPTs and then took questions "live" from a panel of judges. Dr. Robert Flora was again our keynote speaker, addressing "Health Disparities and Quality Improvement." Visit the QI Day webpage for the final program, the winners, and more details.

Free Marvin well-being workshops  

As noted by Associate Dean Anne Messman at the last GMEC meeting, programs may schedule Marvin workshops for residents and faculty free of charge. Details about these workshops will be found on this flyer. Marvin also offers interactive webinars on a variety of topics such as positive psychology, distress tolerance, boundary setting, and interpersonal skills enhancement, or their staff can design specific workshops tailored to meet the needs of individual programs. Program directors may wish to contact Jacinta Harman, Director of Clinical Services, or get in touch with Dr. Messman for an email introduction.    

Diversity Open House, Monday, Aug 21


GME will host a Diversity Open House on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6-7 pm via Zoom. Contact GME Director of Education Brent Stansfield for more information about this now-annual event.


Resident Council News

Resident Council monthly meetings  

RC 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. At the last RC meeting, IM resident Tripti Nagar was elected RC President for 2023-24. The next Resident Council meeting will be held on July 11.

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

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


Hats Off

FM residents' research showcased at 7th Annual DFMPHS Research Day, April 20  

Seven teams from our Family Medicine program at APRH participated in WSUSOM's Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences 7th Annual Research Day on April 20. The poster “Empowering medical assistants to identify and respond to abnormal vital signs: An educational intervention” presented by Mariam Japaridze (co-authors Ronald Bernard, Erica Shroff, Tahlianna Almonte, and Elizabeth Towner, faculty advisor) was the Medical Resident Excellent Abstract awardee. Here’s a complete list of the posters. Congratulations!   

Anesthesiology residents and faculty present research at MARC, SCA meetings  

Anesthesiology residents and faculty presented their research at the 2023 Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) held in Milwaukee this past April: Matthew Cao, Hannah Roop, and Program Director Sandeep Krishnan were co-authors of a presentation on “Cervicalgia in a parturient after epidural placement for labor.” In addition, two resident teams had posters accepted for the 2023 Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) 45th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon in May: Aileen Haque, Paul Mah, Bryan Merckel, and Sandeep Krishnan were co-authors of “Prosthetic valve endocarditis after surgical aortic valve replacement and late valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement requiring redo aortic valve replacement,” and Michael Schultz, Jee Ha Park, and Sandeep Krishnan presented “Complex airway obstruction requiring elective veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.” Kudos!

IM Program Director publishes blog post on KevinMD  

Internal Medicine Program Director Sarwan Kumar co-authored another blog post (with Deepak Gupta) published in KevinMD on "Surviving TMI and AI: The importance of self-initiated self-learning for future physicians." Well done!

IM residents' QI projects win awards at SEMCME spring conferences  

Once again, the IM program was well represented at the spring SEMCME research conferences, the Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and High Value Care (QIPSHVC) Summit, held on May 12, and the Research Forum, held on May 24. At the former, of 16 posters or slide presentations, three received awards: The posters “Addressing health disparities in inpatient diabetes to improve patient outcomes,” presented by Anoopa Mathew, won first place, and “Standardization of inpatient hypertension management,” presented by Dhairya Salvi, won third place. The slide presentation “Optimizing the use of CT angiograms in diagnosing pulmonary embolism,” presented by Mousa Hammoud, won second place. In addition, IM Associate Program Director Vesna Tegeltija was an invited discussant for a panel on successful quality improvement initiatives in southeast Michigan. Dr. Tegeltija detailed the highly productive QI program at APRH, which has resulted in dozens of posters, many award-winning. At the Research Forum held later in the month, Kevser Akyuz Yesilyaprak presented a poster on “Salvage therapy for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate." Here's a complete list of APRH participants. Congratulations to all!      

Derm faculty publish article on ERAS "sophomore signaling"  

Program Director Steve Daveluy and Associate Program Director Geoff Potts co-authored "Sophomore signaling: The second year of the ERAS supplemental application for dermatology residency," published in the Journal of Clinical Aesthetic Dermatology this past April. Additional co-authors included Redina Bardhi and Arif Musa, graduates of WSUSOM now residents at ProMedica Monroe. Kudos!        

Derm residents, faculty publish with medical students  

Dermatology residents and faculty recently published two articles in Cureus:  resident Kayla St. Claire was first author on "Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease: A case report," with Manar Edriss (former WSUSOM student), and Associate Program Director Geoff Potts. Dr. Potts was also a co-author of "A review of Pityriasis Rosea in relation to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 infection and vaccination"; the first author was Nikita Wong (WSUSOM student), and co-authors included Camilla Cascardo and Meghan Mansour (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine) and Victoria Qian (WSUSOM student). Well done!  

Steve Daveluy wins Recent Alumni Award at WSUSOM Medical Reunion  

Steven Daveluy, Derm Program Director, won the Recent Alumni Award at the WSUSOM Medical Reunion. Established in 2003, this award is presented to an individual who received an MD from WSUSOM in the last 15 years and has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, community contributions or service to the institution. Way to go Steve!   


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.

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. 

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

Family Medicine program celebrates 2023 graduating class  

Family Medicine held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2023 at the Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township on June 4.  Photos here. Congratulations to Martin Dukaj, Sarah Farooqi, William Nham, Victoria Prince, Robert Richards, and Katrina Siemiesz


Equity Matters

Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP)  

The Center for Health Equity and Community Knowledge in Urban Populations (CHECK-UP) promotes relationships between Wayne State University faculty and community organizations to advance health equity in the Detroit metropolitan area. The Center focuses on building research networks in four areas: Black Health and Racial Equity; LGBTQ Health; Middle Easterns and North African [MENA], Refugee, and Immigrant Health; and the Community Health Scholars Program. Founding director Hayley S. Thompson, PhD, is a clinical psychologist whose research addresses racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes. She is professor in the WSU Department of Oncology and the Associate Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Karmanos, where she established the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement.

Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine, UCSF/UCB  

Launched in 2020 by medical and graduate students in the Joint Medical Program at the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine and the UC-Berkeley School of Public Health, the Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine is an interdisciplinary organization that publishes community-based scholarship about emerging medical and public health practices addressing social justice. The institute has engaged more than 3,000 individuals from hundreds of institutions around the world in their activities, which include research working group initiatives, a peer-reviewed publication, a justice resource hub, and community healing gatherings.

Upcoming Events


MSMS implicit bias training opportunities during 2023


SEMCME Research Workshop Series, 2023-24


CHECKUP workshop: Leveraging Science for Action and Advocacy: June 21


Upcoming Deadlines

Eighth World Congress for Ultrasound in Med Education, held in Sept. at Wayne State - Deadline July 1
North American Primary Care Research Group 51st Annual Meeting, Fall 2023 - Deadline July 21
2023-25 Global and Urban Health Equity (GLUE) Prog applications - Deadline July 31

Admin Updates

ACGME Milestone Reporting Window deadline: June 23, 2023

Research Resources

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

Professional Development

Resident mentorship opportunities with WSUSOM
Office of the Provost: Resources for faculty success
DMC GME Professional Faculty & Resident Development playlist

Nota Bene

AAMC MedEdPORTAL 2023 Scholarly Publishing Webinar Series
Learn more about science and public policy in the D: SciPol-Detroit


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