The Resident Council (RC) at Wayne State University is a forum for residents to communicate and exchange information with each other relevant to their ACGME-accredited programs and their learning and working environment. The RC comprises resident representatives appointed by their programs, but all residents are welcome to attend these meetings.
The RC meets monthly as a virtual event on every second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm. Invitations to join the meeting (via Zoom) are sent to all residents and fellows the week before.
The RC serves as an integral line of communication between residents, faculty and staff. The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to advocating the highest quality of education and patient care experiences to all residents in an atmosphere of safety, mutual respect and teamwork. The RC is a venue by which residents can organize events and bring issues and concerns in a non-threatening and confidential manner to the Office of GME and the GMEC. Representatives share ideas and educational experiences to further professional development and increase the quality of medical practice. The council president is a member of the GMEC and she/he or her/his designee presents information from RC meetings to the GMEC. The president or designee is also a member of the GMEC Subcommittee for Compliance and Improvement.
The 2023-24 Executive Officers are:
Tripti Nagar, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine
Jahanavi Ramakrishna, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine
2023-24 Resident Council Initiatives (TBD)
- Organizing the annual Professional Development Symposium in the spring of the year
2023-24 Resident Council Members (TBD)
|Program||Resident Representative||Resident Representative|
|Anesthesiology||Jee Ha Park||Aileen Haque|
|Dermatology||Hailey Olds||Starling Tolliver (DEI rep)|
|Family Medicine||Monica Aguilar||Olivia Schimmel|
|Internal Medicine||Tripti Nagar||Jahanavi Ramakrishna|
|Otolaryngology||Michel Abboud||Elliott Trott|
|Preventive Medicine||Radha Abdulridha||Muhamed Hamdi|
|Transitional Year||Lucas Weingartz|
|Urology||Wen Min Chen|
The spring 2023 Professional Development Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 11, from 6:30-8:30 pm, via Zoom, on "How to Handle Difficult Conversations and Patients' Emotions." The speaker was Nadia Tremonti, MD, pediatrician and palliative care specialist and 2002 graduate of the WSU School of Medicine. The event was hosted by 2022-23 RC President Victoria Prince. Incoming interns, current residents and fellows, and faculty attended. The next Professional Development Symposium will be held in the spring of 2024.