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 2023-24 Executive Officers are:

Tripti Nagar, MD
PGY-3, Internal Medicine
Jahanavi Ramakrishna, MD                                          
Vice President 
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 2024 Professional Development Symposium will be 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 will be Zoie Sheets, MD, MPH, a resident in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine. The event will be hosted by 2023-24 RC President Tripti Nagar.  Incoming interns, current residents and fellows, faculty, and medical students are welcome to attend. To register and receive the Zoom link, click here.