Professional development

The Office of Graduate Medical Education seeks to support the development of our residents and faculty in order to help them achieve success throughout their professional careers. WSUGME focuses on fostering clinical excellence, creating a culture of inclusion, and supporting pioneering research, as these are fundamental in accomplishing the mission of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. WSUGME provides bootcamps, seminars, and links to numerous internal and external resources. 

2022-23 events:

  • The Resident Council held its annual Professional Development Symposium on April 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 pm, on the topic "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Becoming a Catalyst for Change," as a Zoom event. The symposium was offered for 2.0 hours of implicit bias training (now mandated for healthcare providers by the state of Michigan) for those who took a pretest, attended the event, and completed a posttest.
  • GME will hold three Academic Boot Camps as part of its DEFT (Developing Effective Faculty Teachers) and DART (Developing Active Resident Teachers) program, on Oct. 18, 2022, Jan. 13, 2023, and April 10, 2023, all as online learning events. In addition, two 1-hour research workshops will be held on Dec. 8, 2022 and and Feb. 15, 2023. For more information, contact the GME Director of Education Brent Stansfield.
  • GME hosted an Open House on Tues, Aug. 23, 2022, from 8-9 pm, as a virtual event on "Mission-Driven Diversity, Inclusiveness and Professional Development." This event focused on how the Office of GME works to serve WSU's historical mission to promote diversity and equity in an inclusive learning environment with a focus on residents' professional development and well-being.