Supplemental Education Activities

Academic Days

James Rae Scientific Day (Dr. Hornyak)

Themed faculty research day with invited guest speaker, held in the fall in honor of the first chair of PM&R at U-M.

Theodore M. Cole Day (Dr. Spires)

Resident research day, with resident presentations and a visiting professorship; held in the spring in honor of second chair of PM&R.

Department-Wide Discussions

Capstone Grand Rounds

Each PGY-4 delivers a department-wide academic presentation.

Journal Club

PGY3-led, faculty mentored journal club discussion.

Morbidity and Mortality

PGY2-led, faculty mentored presentation with root cause analysis of systems-based elements of patient care. 

Specific Educational Topics

POCUS Program (Drs. Lewno & Gharib)

PGY4s and PGY3s borrow a point-of-care ultrasound probe and tablet for guided independent study (4 weeks PGY4; 2 weeks PGY2).

Supplemental Ultrasound (Dr. Lewno)

Tuesday evening sessions (2-3x per month) of guided scanning and peer teaching with Dr. Lewno.

Interventional Spine Course (Dr. Kohns)

Optional evening course for residents with spine phantom models in the fluoroscopy suite.  We focus on developing hands-on skills and discussion of key clinical principles, such as management of anticoagulation and potential emergencies.

EDX Journal Club and Board Game Nights

Three times annually at Dr. Hearn’s home, residents discuss an electrodiagnostic paper over pizza, then play board games through the evening!

Exam and Career Preparation

Mock Oral Boards (Dr. Hearn)

PGY3s and PGY4s develop mock oral exam skills through one-on-one practice cases with faculty.  After each 15 minute case, residents and faculty exchange feedback and advice.

Electrodiagnostic SAE Review  (Dr. Hearn)

Interactive review session at Dr. Hearn’s home, focusing on key concepts, real questions, and peer-to-peer teaching. Use of audience response system maximizes participation without undue pressure!

Fellowship Night (Chief Residents)

Faculty, fellows, senior and junior residents unite over a meal to exchange fellowship-related advice.

Mentorship Meet-and-Greet (Dr. Hearn)

PGY2 mentors and mentees meet and exchange thoughts, reflections and insights pertaining to professional development, over dinner.

Program, Wellness and Leadership

Program Director Lunch

Monthly lunch with the Program Director. In addition to program-related discussion and conversation, residents who have traveled for conferences share experiences with the group.

Annual Class Breakfast or Happy Hour

Each class of six gets together the Program Directors over tasty refreshments.

Resident Retreat (Chiefs)

Half day to discuss residency program vision and opportunities (residents only).

Resident Appreciation Day (Chiefs)

Half day in the spring to have fun!  (residents only)

Other Learning Opportunities (Interdepartmental)

Healthcare Administration Scholars Program (HASP) 

A 20-month educational experience for residents interested in pursuing healthcare administration as part of their careers. Goal:  to better prepare graduates to succeed in a leadership position in their fields.

Community of Medical Educators in Training (CoMet)

A trainee-designed, trainee-led, GME-sponsored program with twice monthly 90-minute sessions focusing on:

  • Development of practical teaching skills
  • Structured opportunities for practice and feedback
  • Opportunity to design and implement a medical education-focused scholarly project