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Medicine residents win the medical jeopardy competition for the third year in a row, while a resident-led quality improvement project and poster takes best overall.

Evan Zeitler, MD, Lianne Cagnazzi, MD, and Michael Massaro, MD.
Dr. Kathryn Haroldson received best overall project and poster.

Department of Medicine residents were in the spotlight over the weekend at the NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians Meeting, an event that brings residents, researchers and physician educators together to share internal medicine advances and connect with colleagues. For students and residents, it’s an opportunity to present research in a scientific competition and sharpen mental skills.

Team UNC won the Doctor’s Dilemma competition for the third straight year, a friendly, but highly competitive, medical jeopardy game that covers topics ranging from simple medicine trivia to complex diagnosis and treatment questions.

The winning team included Drs. Evan Zeitler, Lianne Cagnazzi and Michael Massaro. The team will now go to New Orleans to compete in the national competition in April.

In addition, eight resident posters were accepted to the event, submitted by Drs. Adam Younis, Rimma Osipov, Mary Beth Koethe, Jefferson Peeples, James Rogers, Ben Lyles, Heath Patel, and Katie Haroldson. Dr. Haroldson received the best quality improvement project and best overall poster for a resident-led effort called Bedside Rounds and the FaceTime Fraction: Making Rounds Shorter while Increasing Patient-Physicians Interaction. An article about this team initiative can be found here.

The two-day conference took place at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. For attendees who come from all over the state, the meeting provides a unique opportunity to earn continuing medical education credits and ABIM Maintenance of Certification credits.

The Department of Medicine recognizes students and residents have a lot to gain from networking with internists who are committed to scholarship and education.

“This helps our residents see that we continue to learn for our patients throughout our professional lives,” said Debra Bynum, MD, MMEL, Program Director for the Medicine Residency Program. “This is a core value of UNC’s Medicine Residency Program that gets reinforced when students and residents see physicians who supervise them continuing to learn for their patients.”