Loyola Surgical Residents Win 'Jeopardy'-Style Tournament

News Archive May 20, 2013

Loyola Surgical Residents Win 'Jeopardy'-Style Tournament

'They Exhibited an Impressive Array of Knowledge'
MAYWOOD, Ill. - A team of surgical resident physicians took first place in a “Jeopardy”-style tournament during the 2013 annual meeting of the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

The tournament was modeled after the television quiz show, in which contestants are given clues in the form of answers and must phrase their responses in question form.
Topics included basic science, clinical and operative questions, historical questions and questions about the American College of Surgeons.

Each team included a fourth-year resident, a third-year resident and a first- or second-year resident. “We had a great time,” said Loyola team member Dr. Michael Anstadt, a fourth-year general surgery resident who will be chief administrative resident during his fifth year.

Anstadt’s teammates were third-year general surgery resident Dr. Jennifer Plichta and first-year general surgery resident Dr. Julia Ng.

There were five other teams - from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Chicago medical center, University of Illinois at Chicago medical center, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Metropolitan Group Hospitals surgical residency program.

Loyola, Northwestern and Mount Sinai survived the first round. In the second round, Loyola defeated Northwestern and Mount Sinai to win the tournament.

“They were well-prepared and exhibited an impressive array of knowledge,” said Dr. Gerard V. Aranha, a professor in Loyola’s Department of Surgery. “They made Loyola proud.”


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