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July-Aug 2023 - Wayne State University
July-Aug 2023

From your DIO

The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC)

The Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC)

All of the GME residency programs have a strong commitment to quality improvement, but I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of our Dept. of Urology faculty and residents in the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), a QI initiative funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In a recent European Urology editorial, MUSIC was recognized as “setting an excellent standard for community practice for localized prostate cancer [which] should be a model for other player-clinician partnerships to drive higher-quality, lower-cost care” (April 2023). Assistant Professor of Urology and the J. Edson Pontes, M.D., Distinguished Endowed Chair in Men’s Health Kevin Ginsburg (2014 WSUSOM graduate, 2019 Urology residency program graduate) serves as the MUSIC Prostate Program Co-Director. A urologic oncologist, Dr. Ginsburg researches variation in practice patterns for patients on active surveillance for prostate cancer and how these patterns correlate with clinical and oncological outcomes.

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GME News and Announcements

Associate Dean Messman featured in Docs with Disabilities podcast  

Associate Dean and DIO Anne Messman was recently interviewed for the Docs With Disabilities podcast, which featured how she shared her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis with co-workers and colleagues. Lisa Meeks, PhD, the Executive Director of the DWD Initiative (DWDI) and faculty in the University of Michigan School of Medicine, was the host. DWDI uses research, education, and storytelling to drive change in perceptions and disability policy in the health professions as well as biomedical and science education. The Initiative recognizes and values diversity in all its forms and is committed to embracing and supporting the myriad of identities healthcare professionals bring to clinical environments. Dean Messman's DWD podcast can be accessed here.  

OSCE/OSHEs, Aug. 14-18, Kado Clinical Skills Center, WSUSOM  

From Aug. 14-18, GME will conduct OSCE/OSHE training in the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center on the WSUSOM campus. One of the 4 OSCE cases will be administered as a telehealth encounter to assess residents' communication skills in this mode of delivery, and two of the 4 will address health disparities or cultural competency. All incoming interns (who began residency at WSU in July 2023) and current second-year residents (who began residency at WSU in July 2022) are required to participate. For more information, contact your Program Director, Program Coordinator, or the GME Research Coordinator Heidi Kenaga.

Diversity Open House, Aug. 21, 6-7 pm (Zoom)  

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

2023-24 DART/DEFT schedule, data analysis hour Aug. 25, 4-5 pm  

The first of GME's 2023-24 Academic Boot Camps will be held on Tues, Oct. 17 from noon to 1 pm via MSTeams on the topic Effective Healthcare Teaming. Dr. Stansfield has added one new feature starting this August: a data analysis hour held on the last Friday of each month from 4-5 pm via Zoom, to which residents and faculty can bring research design, data organization, and data analysis problems for consultation. Contact Dr. Stansfield for more info.


Resident Council News

2023-24 Resident Council leadership elected  

At the June Resident Council meeting, Tripti Nagar (Internal Medicine) was elected President and Jahanavi Ramakrishna (Internal Medicine) Vice President. RC meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm as virtual events: Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14. GME Administrative Director Martha Jordan sends out invites in advance of the RC meetings to all residents. All are welcome!

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

NEWSWEEK selects Steven Daveluy one of America's Best Dermatologists 2023  

Dermatology Program Director Steven Daveluy has once again been recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Dermatologists 2023. Way to go, Steve!              

IM intern co-author of article in CUREUS  

Incoming IM resident Mohamed Mansour was a co-author on an article recently published in Cureus, "Disseminated Legionella associated with myocarditis in an otherwise immunocompetent host: A case report and review of the literature," with Abdullah Jarrah, Ahmad Alnasarat, Ahmed Abdelrahman, and Ahmad Damlakhy, and Sherif Eltawansy.  Kudos!    

Derm faculty and residents continue publishing juggernaut  

Dermatology APD Geoff Potts is co-author of a manuscript recently accepted for the International Journal of Dermatology, "A practical guide to reducing pre-operative and intra-operative patient anxiety in dermatologic surgery," with recent WSUGME Derm program grad Kayla St. Claire, Yousif Jenna (WSUSOM grad), and Alkhouri Faris. Dr. Potts is also a co-author of "Effects of plant-derived dietary supplements on skin health: A review," with Alyssa Abdelnour (Michigan State College of Human Medicine) and Adlam Taylor, recent WSUGME Derm program graduate, published in Cureus. Congrats!     

FM Program Director receives award from Ascension Medical Group  

The Ascension Medical Group (AMG) Michigan announced that our Family Medicine Program Director, Eleanor King, has won a 2023 AMG Excellence in Medicine Award, given to physicians who demonstrate a strong work ethic, volunteerism, and dedication to care of the underserved; provide exceptional service to their patients and colleagues; and are highly regarded by their peers. Dr. King was one of 5 FM physicians practicing in AMG clinical sites in Michigan to receive the award. Way to go, Eleanor! 

IM Program Director co-authors posts on KevinMD  

Internal Medicine Program Director Sarwan Kumar co-authored two more KevinMD blog posts (with Deepak Gupta) on "The invaluable role of residents in transforming health care" and "The transitional year: A must-have preliminary for GME." Well done!  


Promoting Resident Wellness

Marvin: Free mental health resource for residents, individualized workshops  

Marvin is a mental health resource developed specifically for medical residents. Marvin works with residents' insurance so there is minimal 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. In addition, programs may schedule Marvin workshops for residents and faculty free of charge. Details will be found on this flyer. Marvin also offers interactive webinars on topics such as positive psychology, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills,  or their staff can design workshops tailored to meet the needs of programs. Program directors may contact Jacinta Harman, Director of Clinical Services, or GME Associate Dean/DIO Dr. Anne Messman for an email introduction.  

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

GME Prog Directors lead SOM specialty webinars, July 18 and Aug. 31  

The WSUSOM Medical Alumni Association hosts Medical Specialty Lunches and Webinars, typically offered as virtual events, several times a year. On July 18, Steven Daveluy and Tarek Fakhouri, both SOM alumni, led a webinar on dermatology. They discussed their experiences as physicians, how their training in SOM prepared them for this specialty, and shared advice and answered attendees' questions about pursuing careers in dermatology. On Aug. 18, FM Program Director Eleanor King will lead the discussion on Family Medicine. For more information on these webinars, contact Madison Mariles.

IM residency graduation, June 2023  

Internal Medicine held its 2023 program graduation at the lovely Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township on the evening of June 14th, recognizing 12 residents who are going on to even better things. Congrats to all!


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 WSU faculty and community organizations to advance health equity in Detroit. 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. 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 Dept. 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


WSU Office of DEI Workshop: Exploring our biases in healthcare, Aug. 15


SEMCME 2023-24 Research Workshops


SEMCME Chief Resident Workshop, Sept. 8


MSMS implicit bias training opportunities in fall 2023


Eighth World Congress for Ultrasound in Med Education, Sept. 7-10 at Wayne State


Karmanos Book Club: Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, Sept. 28


SEMCME Preparing to Practice seminars, Oct. 11, 18


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
AAMC MedEdPORTAL 2023 Scholarly Publishing Webinar Series
Don't have an ORCiD? Set one up here

Research Highlights

Report from Michigan COVID-19 Recovery Surveillance Study (MI CReSS)
Black Primary Care Physicians and Association with Life Expectancy and Mortality Rates (JAMA Network Open)

Professional Development

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

Nota Bene

New Wayne State Univ president: Clinical neuropsychologist Kimberly Andrews Espy, PhD
Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Pandemic Lessons": WSUSOM webinar on noon, Aug. 15
WSU Employee Spouse/Child Reduced Tuition Application

Resident Spotlight

Meet 2023-24 Resident Council President Tripti Nagar


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