Minnesota Cardiology Fellows Win American College of Cardiology FIT Jeopardy Competition

Contact: Sam Roth, sroth@acc.org, 202-375-6582

ORLANDO (Mar 12, 2018) -

The Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Cardiology has won the “Fellows-in-Training Jeopardy Competition: Battle of the States” held during the ACC’s 67th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando. FITs from the Virginia Chapter took second place.

Teams from 35 ACC state chapters and Canada participated in the competition, which featured nine 30-minute preliminary rounds. Teams answered questions from four Jeopardy categories that were based on the American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination Blueprint. Nine teams advanced to the semi-finals and two teams competed in yesterday’s final round. 

The Minnesota Chapter received a first-place trophy and plaque presented by ACC Board of Governors Chair B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, and three $1,000 travel awards to send the FIT Jeopardy team to ACC.19 next year in New Orleans. Each team member from the Chapter received a free subscription to the ACC’s Adult Clinical Cardiology Self-Assessment Program.

The Minnesota Chapter team included: Vaibhav Vaidya, MBBS, Mayo Clinic; William Miranda, MD, Mayo Clinic; and Yogesh Reddy, MBBS, Mayo Clinic.

Each team member from the Virginia Chapter received a plaque presented by Wilson, and complimentary access to the ACC’s Heart Songs 4. The Virginia Chapter team included: Guru Kowlgi, MBBS, VCU Health; Cory Trankle, MD, VCU Health; and Mohammad Rajab, MD, VCU Health.  

The ACC’s Annual Scientific Session brings together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC18 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads 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. For more, visit acc.org.


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