Residents from three training programs will compete in the final round of APA’s fun MindGames contest during the annual meeting in San Francisco.
MindGames, APA’s entertaining and exciting “Jeopardy”-style competition, will again pit teams of residents from three training programs against each other in the competition’s final round at APA’s annual meeting. It will be held Tuesday, May 21, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room 135 of the Moscone Convention Center.
MindGames, now in its seventh year, tests the teams’ knowledge of medicine in general, psychiatry in particular, and patient-care issues.
The game is hosted by renowned psychiatrist and educator Glen Gabbard, M.D. Returning as judges are past APA President Michelle Riba, M.D., Charles Nemeroff, M.D., and Richard Balon, M.D.
At last year’s MindGames, the team from the University of Texas at Houston (right) walked away with top honors. They faced teams from New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)/New York State Psychiatric Institute. Hosting the competition was Glen Gabbard, M.D.
MindGames is open to all psychiatry residency programs in the United States and Canada. The preliminary online competition begins in February, when teams of three residents together take a 60-minute online test consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions. The questions follow the ABPN Part I content outline, covering both psychiatry and neurology, with a few difficult history-of-psychiatry questions to make it interesting.
The three top-scoring teams with the fastest posted times will get to go to the MindGames final round in San Francisco. The names of the teams will be announced in March at the annual meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.
At last year’s APA annual meeting in Philadelphia, residents from New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus), the University of Texas at Houston, and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus)/New York State Psychiatric Institute competed, with UT-Houston coming away with the trophy.
MindGames is a collaboration between APA and the American College of Psychiatrists. ■
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