2022 Professional Development Symposium

The Resident Council sponsored the 2022 Professional Development Symposium on Tuesday, April 12, from 6:30-8:30 pm as a Zoom event. The topic was "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Becoming a Catalyst for Change." Speakers included Herman Gray, MD, Chair of Pediatrics in WSUSOM, and Donovan Roy, EdD, vice dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in WSUSOM. There were more than 80 attendees, including current residents and program leadership, core faculty, incoming interns, and WSUSOM faculty.
Here's the presentation PPT from the Symposium:
Here's a recording of the Symposium:
The symposium offered 2.0 hours of implicit bias training for those who took a pretest, attended the symposium, and then completed a posttest after. For more details, contact RC president Danny Taheri or GME Research Coordinator Heidi Kenaga.




The Resident Council held the 2021 Professional Development Symposium on Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30-8:30 pm, as a Zoom event. The topic was "Medical Leadership: Past, Present, and Future."  Panelists included Sheryl Wissman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital; Steven Daveluy, MD, WSUSOM Dermatology Program Director; Ijeoma Opara, MD, Associate Program Director of IM-Pediatrics at DMC; and SOM students Caleb Sokolowski and Peter Dimitrion, co-founders of Leading the Rounds, a podcast on leadership in medicine.

Below is a PDF of the "5 Rules for Leadership" document.