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Drs. Groeschl and JeziorczakDrs. Groeschl and Jeziorczak take 2nd place in ACS Jeopardy competition - 2011

Each October at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, trainees from a select group of 24 residency programs participate in Surgical Jeopardy. This trivia competition is modeled after the longstanding TV show Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek. Each program is represented by a team of 2 residents who work together to answer questions. The competition begins with 6 preliminary elimination rounds, where 4 teams compete against each other for the chance to move to the final round. Among the 6 preliminary round winners, only the 4 teams with the highest scores move on to compete in the final round.

The Medical College of Wisconsin was represented at this year’s 97th American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Surgical Jeopardy in San Francisco, CA by Ryan Groeschl, MD (PGY IV) and Paul Jeziorczak, MD, MPH (PGY IV). These residents started preparing for this event in June with weekly review sessions covering surgical diagnoses and treatment, surgical history, and the history of the American College of Surgeons.

In the highest scoring preliminary round of the competition, Drs. Groeschl and Jeziorczak outwitted both a competitive team from Colorado and last year’s Jeopardy champions, Mount Carmel. With the highest preliminary score amongst all teams, they moved to the final round. Despite the fact that they were the only team to correctly answer Final Jeopardy (that David B Hoyt, MD, FACS was the Executive Director of the American College of Surgeons) they finished in 2nd place behind a team from Fairfax, VA. They look forward to the 2012 ACS Surgical Jeopardy with the hope of returning to Milwaukee with a first place finish.

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