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. 

2023-24 events:

  • GME will hold three Academic Boot Camps as part of its DEFT (Developing Effective Faculty Teachers) and DART (Developing Active Resident Teachers) program, conducted via Microsoft Teams:  In the fall of 2023, the topic will be "Effective Healthcare Teaming," on Tuesday Oct. 17, 2023, from noon - 2 pm; in the winter of 2024, "The Moral Determinants of Health," on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, from noon - 2 pm; and in the spring of 2024, topic TBA, on Wed.  March 13, 2024, 9-11 am.
  • Dr. Stansfield will also hold Data Analysis Office Hours on the last Friday of the month at 4 pm, from August through May 2024, excepting reschedules for holidays. He will work with any residents or faculty who require consultation about research design, planning, data organization, analysis, graph-making, and interpretation. Participants may submit de-identified datasets prior to sessions. For more information, contact GME Director of Education Brent Stansfield.
  • The Resident Council held the 2023 Professional Development Symposium on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 6:30-8:30 pm on the topic of "How to Handle Difficult Conversations and Patients' Emotions." The event was hosted by RC President Victoria Prince, MD. The guest speaker was Nadia Tremonti, MD, pediatrician and palliative care specialist and 2002 graduate of the WSUSOM. Over 30 incoming interns, current residents and faculty attended. The event recording and the presentation PPTs are available on the PDS website. GME is currently conferring with the Resident Council about the  topic and exact date of the 2024 Professional Development Symposium, traditionally held on a Tuesday in early April.