Two Michigan Medicine Residents bring home the Society of Thoracic Surgeons International Jeopardy title!

February 7, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

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Congratulations to Alexander A. Brescia, MD, MSc, and Curtis Bergquist, MD, two integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents who won the International Cardiothoracic Surgery Jeopardy championships at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual meeting in January!

To qualify for the competition, residents had to take a 60-question exam under 20 minutes. The top six, two-member teams were invited to compete at the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 62nd Annual Meeting in November.

At that meeting, Dr. Brescia and Dr. Bergquist secured the North American title and won a $1,000 grand prize. This win also qualified the duo to participate in the international competition that took place in Louisiana this past January.

The UM Residents competed against Jaime-Jürgen Eulert-Grehn, MD and Mir Timo Nazari-Shafti, MD, from Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin and won the international championship!

University of Michigan Cardiothoracic Residents have won the International Cardiothoracic Surgery Jeopardy championships 2 of the last 3 years, an impressive accomplishment.

Congrats again to Dr. Brescia and Dr. Bergguist!

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