Resident Council

The Resident Council 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 council meets bimonthly and is comprised of peer‑elected residents from each program.  All residents are welcome to attend these meetings and have the opportunity to raise a concern to the council.

The council serves as an integral line of communication between residents, faculty and staff. WSU GME 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 council is a venue in which residents can organize events and bring issues and concerns in a non-threatening and confidential manner to the GME Office 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 he or his designee presents information from RC-WSU meetings to the GMEC. The president or designee is also a member of the GMEC Subcommittee for Compliance and Improvement.

Have a concern for the council? Please use the SBAR form to clarify and the PDSA form to tackle the issue!





2017-2018 Executive Board

Position Resident Program
President Alicja Sobilo, M.D. Internal Medicine
Vice President Jacob Salman, M.D. Internal Medicine
Communications Officer Rene Ruggiero, M.D. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


2017-2018 Resident Council Initiatives

  1. Developing Active Resident Teachers (D.A.R.T.) – DART program certificate for residents who complete necessary requirements.
      2. Wellness Interventions to boost overall resident wellness.
      3.  Curbside Consult – Resident to resident communication tool.



2017-2018 Resident Council Members

Program Resident Representative Alternate
Anesthesiology Nakul Kumar
Dermatology Mark Goralewski
Family Medicine Starr Whittaker
Internal Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Transitional Year  Peter Khoury Kristin Totoraitis
Urology  Jesse Jacobs


Meeting Information

Resident Council Meeting
November 21, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:00
WSUPG Troy Building 2nd Floor Physician Conference Room

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