On February 1st, 2008 five students from St. George’s University School of Medicine impressed an audience of peers and mentors at the American College of Physicians New Jersey (ACP NJ) Chapter Challenge Bowl. This was the first year St. George’s students were invited to participate in the one-day event.
SGUSOM physicians Arash Seratnahaei, Amit Keswani, Rajesh Ramachandran, Robinder Singh and Kelly Lebak are residents at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and represented both institutions with pride and expertise as their skills were put to the test. Of the 10 “Jeopardy-style” questions asked, SGUSOM physicians answered an impressive nine correctly. Although the team did not win, their performance made St. George’s and St. Barnabas extremely proud.
The competition is designed for 4th year medical students who have completed all core rotations in New Jersey or are originally from New Jersey. The four participating student teams were from the New Jersey Medical School, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, the UMDNJ Osteopathic School of Medicine and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
According to Amit Keswani, who was asked to head up the SGU student group, this was an excellent opportunity for our students to meet and interact with students from US based medical schools. “SGU was well received, and all students were pleased to have us participate in the event,” said Keswani.
Another bonus was the opportunity to attend presentations and participate in workshops, as the Challenge was held at the ACP NJ Annual Meeting. Amit looks forward to SGU delivering another strong presence next year.
Published on 2/27/08