Tanya Krolls, M.D., Peter Ly, M.D., and Magdalena Peixoto, M.D., psychiatry
residents at the University of Texas-Houston, celebrate following their
victory in the Second Annual MindGames competition at APA's annual meeting in
Washington, D.C., last
The team from Houston competed against teams from Carilion Health Systems
in Roanoke, Va., and New York Medical College at Richmond Medical Center.
Onstage before a packed crowd of cheering fans from each training program,
the teams answered questions posed by moderator Glen Gabbard, M.D., about
psychiatric diagnosis, neuropsychiatry, psychoanalysis, and other topics.
Deborah Hales, M.D., director of APA's Division of Education and Career
Development, which sponsored the event, offered congratulations to all the
contestants and gave special thanks to Beth Ann Brooks, M.D., Frank Fernandez,
M.D., and John Herman, M.D., for serving as judges.
The three teams were finalists in a competition that began in February,
when residency teams of three residents each from around the United States and
Canada took an online examination consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions
with a time limit of 60 minutes.
The questions followed the ABPN Part I content outline. The three
top-scoring teams with the fastest posted time received a $5,000 grant from
APA to send their teams to the MindGames final round at the annual meeting.
Next year's finalists, who will compete at the 2009 annual meeting in San
Francisco, will be announced in March at the annual meeting of the American
Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training.
Contestants participating this year from Carilion were Jatinder Pal Babbar,
M.D., Nina Khachiyants, M.D., and Anjali Varma, M.D. Contestants representing
New York Medical College at Richmond were Sarjak Mehta, M.D., Alexander
Blaivas, M.D., and Roopa Siddiah, M.D. ▪