DAILY / MAY 24, 2017  
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Columbia Residents Win 2017 MindGames Competition for Second Straight Year

This disorder, first described by Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum, can occur in the context of several disorders and medical conditions and is frequently used as a DSM specifier.

Know the answer? See the end of this article. That’s one of the questions (technically, answers) posed to residents from the New York State Psychiatric Institute-Columbia University, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and Washington University, St. Louis, last night during the 11th annual MindGames competition at APA’s Annual Meeting.

For the second year in a row, it was the team from Columbia that emerged victorious in a competition that pits residents from psychiatry programs across the country against each other with questions about medicine in general and psychiatry in particular. The event has become a popular attraction at the Annual Meeting. Pictured with the trophy after the competition (see above) are Columbia residents Anthony Zoghbi, M.D., Wei-Li Chang, M.D., and Joel Bernanke, M.D.

Judges for the competition were past APA President Michelle Riba, M.D.; Richard Balon, M.D., director of psychiatry residency training at Wayne State University; and Marcy Verduin, M.D., assistant dean for students at the New University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Fla. The moderator and host was Art Walaszek, M.D., director of psychiatry training at the University of Wisconsin.

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 UTHSCSA were Tyler Kimm, M.D., J. Travis Hendryx, M.D., and Manu Sharma, M.D. For Washington University, the contestants were Shan Siddiqi, M.D., Ludwig Trillo, M.D., and Nicholas Trapp, M.D.

The correct answer is “What is catatonia?”

(Image and Video: David Hathcox)



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