- Faculty, Hurley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, Flint, Mich.
The softspoken Mohamed Abusalih MD - also known as "Dr. Mo" - was an exemplary resident physician during his time at Hurley, 2013-2016. So colleagues were very happy when the alumni returned to join the faculty ranks a few years later.
But don't let his calm demeanor fool you - he is known for his sharp mind and clear thinking - as well as his effective mentoring of residents. He leads the program's diversity & inclusion committee, organizes educational events, and holds regular dialogue with resident physicians on related topics. The underlying reason that Internal Medicine, Hurley Graduate Medical Education, and Hurley Medical Center as a whole support D&I values in the organization is to foster respect between workers, patients, families and anyone we meet, which, in turn, sets the stage for excellent communication.
For Abusalih, his first task upon taking on this role was to turn to the evidence.
"The evidence shows that the most important factor in increasing respect and understanding and improving relationships is exposure," he said. So that is the first reason that he advocates for interdisciplinary lunches and educational events and encourages everyone to reach out and talk to others who may not have the same background. A second reason is that these types of "exposures" are just plain fun.
- Medical School: National Ribat University College of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
- Residency: Hurley Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, Flint, Mich.
- Internal Medicine