Wayne State University

Aim Higher

School of Medicine


Chief Resident

Khushminder Chahal

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Medical School: Medical University of Lublin (Poland)

Future plans: Psychosomatic medicine fellowship

I chose Wayne State University because of the vast degree of diversity encompassed within the residency program. The patient population ranges in location, socioeconomic class and race. The mentors available to trainees come from every specialty of psychiatry. The clinical sites offered for rotations are so abundant that you really can cater your training to your preference. The strong exposure to biological, psychologic and social perspectives of psychiatry ensure you develop into a holistic provider. And having the opportunity to work with colleagues from all walks of life allows for the best learning experience I could have asked for. I have benefited greatly from the diverse experience I have had my time here at Wayne State University. As I move forward in my career, I am confident I have the skills needed to contribute both clinically and academically in any opportunity presented to me.


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