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PRISM

PROMOTING REFLECTION and INDIVIDUAL growth through SUPPORT and MENTORING (PRISM)

At the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, we recognize that the path to becoming a physician is enhanced through guidance and mentoring. PRISM provides a multi-layered system of support, along with a four-year curriculum that focuses on personal growth, wellness, and career development. Monthly sessions create opportunities for reflections and small group discussion.

About
PRISM

PRISM Components

Reflection
Each month students are given prompts for a reflective essay.

Readings
Students choose an article to read or a video to watch, each month.

Faculty Mentoring groups
Students meet in mentoring groups for one hour each month and meet individually with their mentor during the academic year.

Career Development
Guidance on career choice begins in the M1 year and progresses through the M2 year. The M3 year curriculum focuses on preparing students for the residency application process from preparing curriculum vitae to navigating the match program

PRISM Topics
  • Developing a personal plan for wellness
  • Self-awareness
  • Reflections and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Making the Most of the M2 Year
  • Planning the M3 and M4 years
  • Guided imagery
  • Preparing for USMLE
  • Happiness & Giving Back
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Being Mortal
  • Empathy and Compassion

 
  • Financial Wellness
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Choosing a Specialty
  • Budgeting
  • Residency interviewing
  • Learning in the clinical setting
  • Writing a curriculum vitae and Personal Statement
  • Making the most of your relationships
  • Preparing for the Residency Application Process
  • Careers in Medicine
Mentor
Details

PRISM is a longitudinal course that focuses on mentoring, reflection, and the personal growth and wellness of students at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB).

For each entering class, OUWB recruits five Beaumont Health physicians to join the PRISM team, providing fulfillment of the Meaningful Participation requirement (6 credits per year). PRISM mentors cultivate long-lasting and significant relationships with their mentees across all four years of the medical program.


Video: Take an inside look at PRISM

PDF: Learn more about PRISM for Mentors


PRISM Goal

  • Guide personal development through self-awareness, role modeling, and support
  • Provide a safe environment to foster personal reflection
  • Promote self-care and wellness
  • Encourage team building and problem solving strategies
  • Assist in career development
 

PRISM Components

  • Reflection
  • Readings
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Faculty Mentoring Groups
  • OUWB Connect
  • Career Development

Mentor Requirements/Benefits

  • Beaumont Health Physician
  • OUWB Faculty
  • Able to attend sessions on Thursday afternoons (M1 & M2 years) and Friday mornings (M3 year)

Faculty Mentor Time Commitment

  • Monthly PRISM sessions (4 hours each)
  • Grade student reflections
  • Group activity
  • Yearly one-on-one meetings with mentees
  • Two-hour Summer training session
  • PRISM Orientation, the White Coat Ceremony
  • Match Day, and Commencement

 


Mentors: Class of 2020

Frank Borschke, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Michel Hanna, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

Mohammad Jafri, M.D.

Urology

Abdul-Majid Khan, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

Rebecca Wasvary, M.D.

Pediatrics


Mentors: Class of 2019

Elizabeth Leleszi, M.D.

Pediatrics/Neurology

Rachel Rohde, M.D.

Orthopedics/Hand Surgery

Brett Todd, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

John Tu, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Esther Young, D.O.

Neurology


Mentors: Class of 2018

Kenneth Bark, M.D.

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Sharon Geimer, M.D.

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Varsha Karamchandani, M.D.

Family Medicine

Leia Meyers, M.D.

Family Medicine

Liem Ngo, M.D.

Emergency Medicine


Mentors: Class of 2017

Hannan Alsahlani, D.O.

Pediatrics

Demetris Demetriou, M.D.

Cardiology

Marion Hoelzer, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Nafisa Kuwajerwala, M.D.

Breast Surgery

Mazen Shoukfeh, M.D.

Cardiology


Mentors: Class of 2016

Anil Goel, M.D.

Cardiology

Marlene Seltzer, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Alan Silverman, D.O.

Internal Medicine

Brett Todd, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Michelle Vogel, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery


Mentors: Class of 2015

David Bloom, M.D.

Diagnostic Radiology

Varsha Karamchandani, M.D.

Psychiatry

Sanford Koltonow, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Liem Ngo, M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Kathy Schlecht, D.O.

Anesthesiology

 

Mentor
Groups

Class of 2020
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Group Mentor: Frank Borschke, M.D.


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Group Mentor: Michel Hanna, M.D.


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Group Mentor:  : Mohammad Jafri, M.D.


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Group Mentor:  Abdul-Majid Khan, M.D.


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Group Mentor:  Rebecca Wasvary, M.D.



Class of 2019
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In it Tugether

Group Mentor: John Tu, M.D.


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Rohde’s Scholars

Group Mentor:  Rachel Rohde, M.D.


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Straight Outta O'Dowd

Group Mentor:  Elizabeth Leleszi, M.D.


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The Toddfather

Group Mentor:  Brett Todd M.D.


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Young and Restless

Group Mentor:  Esther Young, D.O.



Class of 2018
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NGO*MADS

Group Mentor: Dr. Liem Ngo (not pictured)


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Leia's Rebels

Group Mentor:  Dr. Leia Meyers


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Varsha's Vartians

Group Mentor:  Dr. Varsha Karamchandani


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GOGEIMER 18

Group Mentor: Dr. Sharon Geimer


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Myocardial ImBarktion 2018

Group Mentor:  Dr. Kenneth Bark



Class of 2017
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PRISM Cytokine Storm

Group Mentor: Dr. Mazen Shoukfeh


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No Hoelz Barred

Group Mentor:  Dr. Marion Hoelzer


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Jolly Koalas

Group Mentor:  Dr. Nafisa Kuwajerwala


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D2

Group Mentor:  Dr. Demetris Demetriou


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Alsahlani's All Stars

Group Mentor:  Dr. Hannan Alsahlani


Meet
the Team

Meet the Team

Angela NuzzarelloSandra LaBlance

Angela Nuzzarello, M.D., MHPE

M2 and M4 Course Director

Sandra LaBlance, Ph.D.

M3 and M4 Course Director

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Marlene Seltzer, M.D.

M1 Course Director

Jason Cale
Jason Cale

M1 & M2 PRISM Coordinator