Resident Council

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.

Have an idea for improvement?  Please use the SBAR form to clarify and the PDSA form to tackle the issue!

The 2024-25 Executive Officers are

Allene Fonseca Katz, MD
PGY-3, Dermatology
Candis Jarbo, DO
Vice President
PGY-1, Family Medicine


2024-25 Resident Council Initiatives (TBD)

  • Organizing the annual Professional Development Symposium in the spring of the year


2024-25 Resident Council Members (TBD)

Program Resident Representative Resident Representative
Anesthesiology Aileen Haque  
Dermatology Nathaniel Messenger  
Family Medicine Olivia Schimmel Monica Aguilar
Internal Medicine    
Otolaryngology Michel Abboud Elliott Trott
Preventive Medicine    
Transitional Year    


The spring 2024 Professional Development Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 16, from 7:30-8:30 pm, via Zoom, on "Accommodating Physicians with Disabilities to Serve a Diverse Patient Population."  The speaker was Zoie Sheets, MD, MPH, a resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine. The event was hosted by 2023-24 RC President Tripti Nagar.