Marshall University internal medicine resident team wins state competition


A team of resident physicians with the department of internal medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine recently won a statewide medical competition, “The Doctor’s Dilemma,” sponsored by the West Virginia American College of Physicians (ACP). The event was part of the organization’s chapter meeting in October.

Marshall’s team competed against medical resident teams from West Virginia University and West Virginia University-CAMC to capture the coveted title. Marshall now advances to the national tournament at the ACP’s national meeting in April in Boston.

The Doctor’s Dilemma is a medical “Jeopardy”-style competition designed to test medical knowledge of medical residents in a variety of disciplines from general internal medicine to subspecialty questions in neurology, oncology, pulmonology, cardiology and endocrinology.

“The Marshall team has worked together and prepared extremely hard, performing over and above residency requirements,” said Eva Patton-Tackett, M.D., associate program director of  the internal medicine resident program. “We are extremely proud of this team and know they will represent the Marshall Medical School and the state of West Virginia well at the national competition.”

Marshall’s team members include Hatiem M. Muafa, M.D., Alaa Y.F.Gabi, M.D. (chief resident), Aviral Roy, M.D., and Jason P. Mader, D.O. Charles E. Meadows, M.D., an associate professor with the department of internal medicine, serves as team coach.