Available courses

31st Annual Chief and Senior Resident Workshop: Essential Skills for Resident Leaders

Registration Information:

  • SEMCME MembersFREE - To complete registration and gain access to the course, please enter the enrollment key provided to you via email.
  • Non-Members:  $150 - Please proceed to PayPal to complete your registration and gain access to the course.

About the Workshop

The SEMCME Chief and Senior Resident workshop provides residents the opportunity to enhance their management, communication, and leadership skills through comprehensive discussions about leadership style, constructive feedback, and problem resolution. Residents will become familiar with their own personal behavior style, explore behavior styles of others, and learn effective methods of behavior management. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will walk away with practical applications and strategies necessary to fulfill their new roles as Chief and Senior Medical Residents.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for incoming Chief and Senior Residents in all specialties.

Topics Covered

Essential Communication Skills for Leaders
Implicit Bias in Health
Leadership and Change Management 
- Problems and Problem Solving: Working with Difficult Folks
- Personality and Leadership Style
- Teaching your Residents How to Teach
- Women and Leadership in Medicine (Optional)

18th Annual Internal Medicine Comprehensive Review Course

About the Course

The course is a 6-day, intensive review of Internal Medicine to help with the preparation for the ABIM Certification examination. The course consists of recorded lectures and live discussions on several topics in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties based on ABIM blue print and an end of topic 20 question exam. A comprehensive book consisting of all the course material will be provided. 

Contact Carly Ackerman at cackerman@med.wayne.edu to register for this 6-day ABIM certification exam preparatory course. The registration deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020. 

SEMCME Fetal Assessment Course

About the Fetal Assessment Course:
All OB/GYN and Family Medicine Residents are invited to attend the SEMCME Fetal Assessment Course sponsored by the SEMCME OB/GYN Committee. Attendance is typically required for 1st year residents. This course is designed to teach and evaluate basic competency in interpreting antepartum and intrapartum fetal assessment data predominantly for the term pregnancy. Teaching methods include lectures and examples, with a focus on common terminology. Visual examples of fetal heart rate patterns are used extensively throughout the course. By completion of the day, course participants will be able to define and assess normal and abnormal fetal heart rates, variability, periodic and episodic decelerations, accelerations, uterine contraction patterns and uterine muscle tone.

Course Date:

This course will be held online on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Please contact Carly Ackerman at cackerman@med.wayne.edu for questions regarding the course and registration.

42nd Annual SEMCME Research Forum

Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education


The Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education and its member hospitals are pleased to present the 42nd Annual SEMCME Research Forum.  In addition to their academic and clinical responsibilities, residents in graduate medical education programs participate in research activities.  The Forum was established in 1978 to recognize the research efforts of the residents from our member hospitals and to recognize their scholarly achievements.  

SPECIAL NOTE:  Due to the COVID19 crisis, the 42nd Annual Research Forum has been moved to an online format !

SEMCME is sincerely grateful to all residents and faculty for participating and for your efforts during the pandemic. We think it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the full scope of the work you do by finding another way to hold this competition.  

Winners will be announced the first week of June.  Please visit this site for a complete listing of presenters and winners!   

SEMCME Surgery Basic Science Lecture Series (2019-20)

The Surgery Committee established the Basic Science Course in 1979. The course is designed to assist the resident surgeon in acquiring a thorough and current understanding of the basic sciences as they apply to the surgeon. The course is intended to prepare the resident for an increasing emphasis on the Basic Science aspects of the ABSITE and the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Surgery. 

The lecture series on basic science will use the textbook, Physiologic Basis of Surgery, 4th Edition by J. Patrick O’Leary, MD. In addition to attending the lectures, the resident is responsible for reading the assigned chapters in the textbook as well as taking a post-test for each lecture. A final written exam will be given at the conclusion of the course. 

Using Zoom video conferencing, the course will be broadcasted and received at Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield, Ascension St. John Hospital, Beaumont Hospital (Farmington Hills and Royal Oak), Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Detroit), and McLaren Health Care (Flint, Greater Lansing, and Macomb Hospitals). All sessions are from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. 

SEMCME Basic Surgical Ultrasound Course

SEMCME Foundations for Surgical Ultrasound                                                        Basic Knowledge and Scanning Skills for Surgical Residents 

November 20, 2020  & December 4, 2020 - Four Offerings (1/2 day each)  • 8:00 am - 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This highly "hands-on" competency-based Course will provide SEMCME surgical residents (PGY 1 & 2) with an experience in basic ultrasound concepts and techniques.  The half-day course will employ a variety of teaching methods including didactic sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.  Residents will gain valuable experience practicing ultrasound techniques while performing standardized simulation tasks on bench models and standardized patients.  

Highlights of the Course:

  • 3 clinical applications:  Neck anatomy for inline placement; Gallbladder imaging; Trauma FAST examination
  • 4 hour session with practice time for individuals on all tasks
  • Biopsy Techniques
  • Simulated tasks on models
  • Favorable instructor/resident ratio
  • Optimal trainee per session with appropriate number of ultrasound machines 
  • Pre and post testing

Target Audience

Trainees should be at the PGY 1 & 2 level with little of no formal ultrasound training


At the conclusion of the course, residents will be able to demonstrate:

  1. familiarity with core ultrasound theory that directly supports image acquisition and interpretation
  2. familiarity with core ultrasound engineering that directly supports image acquisition & interpretation
  3. basic scanning skills with image acquisition
  4. basic documentation and standard image capture skills
  5. appropriate transducer choices and machine settings for each clinical application
  6. appropriate patient positioning and transducer orientation for scanning in each clinical application
  7. knowledge of and the ability to produce the critical views specific for each clinical application 


These hands-on courses are presented by experienced surgery faculty from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Dr. Michael White is the Course Director.  He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator) at WSUSOM, Director of the Burn Unit at Detroit Receiving Hospital, and the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. 


The Course will take place in the Kado Clinical Skills Center located in the Mazurek Education Commons at WSUSOM.  The address is 320 East Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201.  A map with parking information will be sent to registrants via your residency coordinator



There is no online registration for these courses.  Please see your residency coordinator to sign up for one of the four offered courses.