Gastroenterology Fellows Win "GI Jeopardy" at National ACG Meeting
October 28, 2009
Einstein-Montefiore Division of Gastroenterology fellows won first place out of 120 fellowship programs participating in the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) "GI Jeopardy" competition. The finals of the sixth annual competition were held this past Saturday during the 2009 ACG Annual Meeting in San Diego.
GI Jeopardy was introduced by the ACG in 2004 as a friendly competition among GI training programs across the country. This year's competition began in July with a preliminary round open to all GI training programs. Groups of fellows took a 45-question online test on a variety of GI topics and diseases. The top-five-scoring programs were then invited to send two-person teams to compete in front of a live audience at the 2009 ACG Annual Postgraduate Course. Travel expenses for the teams were covered by ACG.
This year's GI Jeopardy finals featured the top five programs squaring off in a fight for the buzzer before a live audience of several hundred supporters. The live game featured six categories per round, with questions covering the gamut of gastrointestinal organs, diseases, treatments, and history.
The fellows' victory resulted from the outstanding clinical education provided through the Einstein-Montefiore Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program, a 3-year gastroenterology fellowship offering vast clinical and endoscopic experience with a diverse patient population at four Bronx teaching hospitals.