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Cardiology fellows shine in national Jeopardy-style competition

Published: March 23, 2017 By: Dan Leveton
Naila Choudhary, MD, and Amit Gupta, MD, cardiovascular disease fellows at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, finished second in a national Jeopardy-style competition sponsored by the American College of Cardiology. Choudhary is pictured third from the left and Gupta is on the far right. Photo credit: Lagniappe Studio Naila Choudhary, MD, and Amit Gupta, MD, cardiovascular disease fellows at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, finished second in a national Jeopardy-style competition sponsored by the American College of Cardiology. Choudhary is pictured third from the left and Gupta is on the far right. Photo credit: Lagniappe Studio

Two cardiology fellows at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville were part of a team recognized for its broad knowledge at the annual Scientific Session, an event held by the American College of Cardiology this month in the nation’s capital.

Naila Choudhary, MD, and Amit Gupta, MD — both cardiovascular disease fellows —  were part of the three-member Florida chapter team that also included Siva Ketha, MBBS, of Mayo Clinic. They finished in second place in the Fellows in Training Jeopardy Competition: Battle of the State Chapters. Choudhary and Gupta received plaques after finishing as runners-up in the 32-team face-off.

The competition took place during the ACC’s 66th annual Scientific Session, held March 17–19 in Washington. Teams from ACC state chapters and Canada participated in the competition, which featured eight 30-minute preliminary rounds. Teams answered Jeopardy-style questions from four categories based on the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint.

Eight teams advanced to the semifinals and two teams competed in the final round. The Texas chapter finished in first place, receiving a trophy and three $1,000 travel awards to send a Jeopardy team to the ACC’s session next year in Orlando.

The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society whose mission is to transform cardiovascular care, improve heart health, and lead in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The college operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications.


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