Surgery Residents Win at the ACS
Monday, October 19, 2009
October 14, 2009 Chattanooga, TN
October 14, 2009
Congratulations to Jeff Horn, MD, and Heath Giles, MD
Winners of the National Surgical Jeopardy competition
95th Annual Clinical Congress of the
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, specifically our Surgery Residency Program, has definitely earned even greater respect from faculty and programs across the country. Representing the 31 resident Surgery Program in Chattanooga, two of our residents participated as the Chattanooga Team and won the national Surgical Jeopardy competition at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress in Chicago, Illinois on October 14, 2009: Jeff Horn, MD, Chief Resident, and Heath Giles, MD, PGY-5 Level Senior Resident.
During a special interest section of the event, Drs. Horn and Giles competed against 23 other resident teams from across the country, including Brown University, Eastern Virginia Medical School , Medical College of Georgia, and the University of Florida, in a jeopardy-style competition. Surgical Jeopardy includes multidisciplinary questions and topics that are covered on Surgery Board certifying and recertification exams. Drs. Horn and Giles and faced off in the final round against teams from Good Samaritan Hospital (in Cincinnati, Ohio), the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Rochester. The Chattanooga Team score was 8,500 points, besting the nearest competitor by more than 2,900 points.
"It was exhilarating to watch the surgical intelligence of Drs. Giles and Horn and the manner in which they completely dominated the 23 other teams from around the country in this national competition," said Dr. Joseph B. Cofer, Professor in the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Surgery and Program Director of its Surgery Residency.
The American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress is the premier annual surgical meeting that provides a vast array of educational and networking opportunities. It is designed to provide physicians with a wide range of learning opportunities that will match their educational and professional development needs, and offer opportunities to gain knowledge that will aid in patient care.
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga is part of the statewide academic health system, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The overall mission of the UTHSC is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also has the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, as well as a College of Pharmacy and an Allied Health Sciences unit there.
The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga campus is separately accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to sponsor residency and fellowship programs in a variety of specialties. The primary clinical affiliated institution is the Erlanger Health System.
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