Wayne State University

Aim Higher

School of Medicine

Umair Daimee

Chief Resident

Umair Daimee, M.D.

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Future plans: Inpatient psychiatry & Emergency psychiatry

Wayne State is a unique program with an abundance of opportunities and a very diverse patient population. Because we have rotations at the VA and at DMC, we are exposed to a very diverse pathology, from psychosis to mood disorders to anxiety disorders to PTSD and many more. Upon graduating, this program has us ready for independent practice. No matter what career you want, Wayne State has the tools and resources to get you there. If you like psychotherapy, we are a psychotherapy-focused program with an abundance of patients, fellowship programs, and supervisors. If you are more psychopharmacology-oriented, we have nationally renowned faculty in that area and during training, we are given the autonomy to try a new wide variety medications. If you want a career in academics, you will love our emphasis on scholarly activity and multiple opportunities to do research. In fact, many residents have won awards for their research. If you are interested in private practice, the faculty here will give you a patient load and teach you how to run your own clinic. This program also stands out from others because of its curriculum: General psychiatry during first year, followed by most specialties during second year. This way, residents know what specialty they want to pursue at the end of their second year. Finally, we have a great group of co-residents who love to have fun. We do movie nights, picnics, retreats, and much more socializing (yes, there is time to socialize! The work-life balance is great!)


PGY-4 Residents




Gina Rana, MD
"After going to Wayne State for medical school, I am very happy to continue my training here!  I chose Wayne for my residency training because of the strong work ethic of the residents and the fund of knowledge encompassed in the attending faculty.  The patient population suffers from a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses, and the program provides a lot of autonomy to develop your clinical skills while treating patients.  Equally as important, I love spending time with the other residents, going to restaurants in Detroit or checking out local events."

Medical school: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Future plans: Undecided


PGY-3 Residents



PGY-2 Residents



Hometown: Battle Creek, MI

Medical School: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Future Plans: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

I am absolutely loving my time at Wayne!  I went to Wayne for medical school and I am very happy to be continuing here for residency.   I chose Wayne for the diversity of experiences in downtown Detroit and in the Greater Metro area, the many opportunities to get involved in research, and the ability to get involved in my areas of interest.  I like that there is dedicated time to deepen knowledge of Psychiatry through various lectures and seminars given weekly during all years of residency.  But most of all I like that the faculty are warm, knowledgeable, and super approachable.   Learning is definitely more enjoyable with their support.


PGY-1 Residents