DAILY / MAY 18, 2016  
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Columbia University Residents Win 2016 MindGames Competition

MindGames winners
In a patient receiving fentanyl for cancer pain, this long-acting treatment for alcohol dependence would not be indicated.

Know the answer? (It’s “naltrexone.”)

That’s one of the questions residents from Columbia University, Yale University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) had to answer during the 10th annual MindGames competition last night at APA’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta.

It was the team from Columbia that emerged victorious in the “Jeopardy”-like competition that pits residents from psychiatry programs across the country against each other with questions about medicine in general, psychiatry in particular, and patient-care issues. The event has become a popular attraction at APA’s Annual Meeting.

Pictured with their trophy after the competition are (left to right) Neil Gray, M.D., Anthony Zhoghbi, M.D., and Gabriella Rothberger, M.D. Renowned psychiatrist and educator Glen Gabbard, M.D. (above), moderated the event.

MindGames is open to all psychiatry residency programs in the United States and Canada. The preliminary competition for this year’s game began in February, when teams of three residents took a 60-minute online test consisting of 150 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 winners were the three top-scoring teams with the fastest posted times.

Playing for Yale were Katherine Blackwell, M.D., Chad Lane, M.D., and Javier Ballester, M.D. For UTHSCSA the contestants were Elle Cleaves, M.D., Kimberly Benavente, M.D., and Michael Miller, M.D.

(Image: David Hathcox; Video: Vabren Watts)




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