Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education

Awards & Honors

The 7th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety

2022 Winners of Live Stream Slide Presentations
1st Place Resident Certificate
$500
Alaa Taha, MD, PGY 1
Overutilization of Amylase and Lipase Testing in Acute Pancreatitis
Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital
2nd Place Resident Award Certificate
$400
Mohammed Ershad, MBBS, PGY 2
Prescribing inhaled corticosteroids to patients with acute asthma exacerbation
discharged from the Emergency Department

Detroit Medical Center
3rd Place Resident Award Certificate
$300
Verisha Khanam, MD, PGY 3
Improving Resident Error Reporting – A Qi Initiative
Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital
QI Scholar Award Certificate
$500
Jacob Im, MD
Development of a Post-Graduate QI Curriculum; A Tale of Two Cases
Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine

 

2022 Winners of Voice-Over PowerPoint Presentations

1st Place Resident Certificate
$250

     Striving For Early Discharges by Streamlining the Coordination and Staff Medicine Team Efficiency: High-Value Care-Patient Care
Basel Abdalazeem, MD, PGY 2
McLaren Flint
Faculty Sponsor: Kavitha Kesari, MD, MS, FACP
2nd Place Resident Award Certificate
$200
     Standardizing Treatment of Inpatient Asymptomatic Hypertension: A QI Initiative
Trishya Reddy, MD, PGY 2
Ascension Providence, Wayne State University Internal Medicine
Faculty Sponsor: Vesna Tegeltija, MD, MBA
3rd Place Resident Award Certificate
$150 (Tied)
     Reducing Surgical Site Infections After Cesarean Birth in Obese Patients Using a Post-Operative Abdominal Pannus Retractor: A QI Project
Jessica Montgomery, MD, PGY 2
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
Faculty Sponsor: Brian Popp, MD
3rd Place Resident Award Certificate
$150 (Tied)
    Improving ICU Transition of Care: A QI Initiative
David Samrah, MD, PGY 1
Ascension Providence Rochester, Wayne State University Internal Medicine
Faculty Sponsor: Zain Kulari, MD
1st Place Fellow Award
Certificate
$250
    A Performance Improvement Initiative Targeting Adherence to Sepsis Power Plan and Surviving Sepsis Campaign 2021 Guidelines
Anas Riehani, MD, Fellow
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Faculty Sponsor: Zahia Esber, MD
Honorable Mention    Impact of a Quality Improvement Initiative on Naloxone Co-Prescription for Patients on Opioids in a Primary Care Clinic
   Jamila Asif, MBBS, PGY 2
Beaumont Hospital Dearborn
Faculty Sponsor: Insaf Mohamma, PharmD, BCACP
Honorable Mention    Improvement for Dysphagia Screen Compliance as part of ED Code Stroke Performance Metrics at Henry Ford Macomb
   Thomas Leitzsch, DO, PGY 3
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
Faculty Sponsor: Jason Muir, DO

17th Annual Excellence in Medical Education Leadership Award

The Excellence in Medical Education Leadership Award is given to recognize those individuals with outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to the success of SEMCME.

Robert Dodds, MD

Program Director;
OB/GYN Residency Program, Ascension Health – Michigan Providence Southfield/Novi Hospitals

Associate Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Adjunct Clinical Professor, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Lawrence R. Fischetti, PhD

Director of Behavioral Science
Family Medicine Residency Program,
Beaumont Hospital-Wayne

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Honoring Allen Silbergleit, MD, Phd

SEMCME is saddened by the loss of one of its founders, Allen Silbergleit, MD, PhD. Dr. Silbergleit was an extraordinary contributor to our organization and the greater medical community. He will be missed.

Trustee Emeritus
March 8, 1928 – October 23, 2021

  • Founding Participant – Oakland Health Education Program (OHEP)
  • OHEP Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Medical Education, July 2003
  • Founding Member of SEMCME
  • Chairman Emeritus of Surgery Committee
  • Developed SEMCME surgery course curriculum
  • Annual Resident Research Forum – sponsorship of multiple award-winning residen
  • The Allen Silbergleit, MD, PhD Annual Lecture in Medicine and Surgery