Thursday, August 27, 2015

In docs' version of 'Jeopardy,' Einstein has most wins

Befitting their namesake for the fifth time, Einstein Medical Center residents proved themselves the smartest during the American College of Physicians' national competition, "Doctor's Dilemma."

In docs' version of 'Jeopardy,' Einstein has most wins


Befitting their namesake for the second consecutive year, residents from Einstein Medical Center's Department of Medicine proved themselves the smartest during the American College of Physicians' national Jeopardy-style competition, "Doctor's Dilemma." 

Einstein residents beat 36 teams nationally, including some local heavyweights like Thomas Jefferson University, UPMC Mercy Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania, to win the challenge. It's the center's fifth championship, making Einstein the winningest medical center in the country They earned their first title over a decade ago in 1997.

The residents - hailing from countries such as Poland, the Phillipines, and Venezuela - battled through a grueling three-day competition at the American College of Physicians' national scientific meeting in San Francisco in April. They correctly answered questions on topics ranging from general medicine to rheumatology and hematology. Victory was clinched with a correct answer to the following question: What is the name of the diagnostic imaging test for hepatopulmonary syndrome?

Obviously, their response: Contrast Echocardiogram.

"Winning this competition five times is a tribute to the extraordinary residents that Einstein's Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program is able to recruit," said Glenn Eiger, Associate Chair and Program Director of Einstein Healthcare Network's Department of Medicine. "It's a privilege to teach and mentor these brilliant physicians."

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