A team of fourth-year medical students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine took first place at the annual Student Medical Jeopardy Competition at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh in November.
The team of Jessica Conkle, Sarah Bendel and Scot Muir came in first place while classmates Charles Feronti, Conor Mulcahy and Charles Pierce finished third. The LECOM teams competed against teams from Philadelphia’s Drexel University and Temple University. The competition featured a format similar to the game show “Jeopardy,” in which answers are assigned different point values based on subject matter and difficulty. Questions covered medical topics, including dermatology, pulmonology and other subjects geared toward fourth-year medical students.
Dennis Agostini, Ph.D., D.O., Associate Dean of Clinical Education at LECOM, recommended the participating students for the competition. Typically, the students selected to compete maintain high academic standards and are completing clinical rotations at West Penn Hospital and other hospitals in the Pittsburgh region at the time of the event.