A team of St. George’s University School of Medicine students dominated the Medical Challenge Bowl competition at the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Physicians scientific meeting in March.
The six students – Elizabeth and Clay Duval, Kesha Oza, Steven Phillips, Marcus Perry, and Amith Ahluwalia – all on their clinical rotations at St. Barnabas Medical Center, defeated teams representing Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Cooper University. The victory qualifies the SGU team for the National Medical Challenge Bowl in Washington, DC, in May.
“The Challenge Bowl helped us refresh all the facts we learned over the course of medical school,” commented Elizabeth Duval. “Working as a team, we developed great camaraderie and learned so much. The competition really boosted our confidence in the quality of the medical education we received at SGU, as well as in our ability to have fun with learning and to answer questions on the spot.”
In the Jeopardy-style competition, the SGU team won the first round after correctly answering 23 of 25 questions. In the second and final round, a point-betting round, the team wagered 250 of their 300 points, and proved their self-confidence was well placed when they answered all five questions correctly, expanding their round-one lead to finish well ahead of the competition with 550 points.