At last year’s MindGames, the team from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston walked away with top honors. They faced teams from New York Presbyterian/Cornell and UCLA Medical Center.
The psychiatry residency teams competing next month in the final round of APA’s entertaining but challenging MindGames contest were announced last month at the annual meeting of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. The face-off will occur at APA’s 2014 the annual meeting in New York on Tuesday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in Broadway North/South at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The teams are John Sneed, M.D., Samet Kose, M.D., and Marsal Sanches, M.D., of University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston; Seth Kleinerman, M.D., Adam Damner, M.D., and Akshay Lohitsa, M.D., of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center; and Vladimir Khalafian, M.D., Max Schiff, M.D., and Desiree Shapiro, M.D., of the University of California, San Diego.
MindGames, now in its eighth year, tests the teams’ knowledge of medicine in general, psychiatry in particular, and patient-care issues. The “Jeopardy”-style competition will be hosted by renowned psychiatrist and educator Glen Gabbard, M.D.
MindGames is open to all psychiatry residency programs in the United States and Canada. The preliminary online competition for this year’s game began 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 winners were the three top-scoring teams with the fastest posted times.
MindGames is a collaboration between APA and the American College of Psychiatrists. ■