Due to an overwhelmingly great response at last years Summit,
we will again be having the
PRESENT Residency Rumble academic competition LIVE
at both the East and MidWest 2012 Residency Summits.
What's it all about ?
There are 213 Podiatric Residency Programs in the country. Which one is the best?
PRESENT Podiatry boldly seeks to answer this question by challenging residents to an academic competition that will knock them right out of their shoe covers. The ultimate winner gets the bragging rights to say they are PRESENT Podiatry’s “Best Program in the Country”.
The first edition of the Rumble was held online in 2004 and engaged a total of 76 programs in a healthy competition and an atmosphere of camaraderie. The Rumble was run LIVE for the first time at the first PRESENT Residency Education Summit last April. It was a fun and stimulating event, and really showed who knew their stuff. 2012 marks the first time a PRESENT Residency Rumble will be run at 2 events, for the MidWest and East residency communities.
Let's Get Ready to Rumble...
You've seen our announcements about the Rumble. Now it's time to let you in on exactly what it is and how it will work.
The Residency Rumble is an academic contest that we're running like a game show. It'll be educational, but also a lot of fun. You'll compete in teams and the winners will be receiving some spectacular prizes...plus the bragging rights to the title until next year's Rumble.
All residents attending the conference participate. Programs with 4 or more residents attending will compete with their fellow residents as a team. Programs with 1, 2 or 3 residents attending will be paired up into teams of 4.
We'll have 2 rounds. We'll start with a Qualifying Round in which all teams compete together. They'll be 60 questions in one hour. Each team will receive a keypad and you will get 20-30 seconds to answer each question (depending on the question) which will be displayed on the screen. Responses will be graded both on getting the correct answer and on speed of response. Faster responses will be rewarded with higher point awards. Teams with the top 5 scores at the end of the Qualifying Round will advance to the Final Round. The top 5 winners will receive prizes as listed below.
Each of the 5 teams advancing to the Finals Round will choose 2 champions to step up to the stage and face 10 Final Questions. These 10 Questions, among the most challenging of the Rumble, will determine the winners. In addition to bragging rights, all of the five final teams will be awarded prizes.
★ Each team will consist of 4 or more residents ★
★ For all Programs that have less than 4 residents, we will combine them
★ All Programs will compete against each other in a Game Show Format ★
★ CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the top 5 teams ★
Submit Your Own Residency Rumble Questions
We'd be pleased and proud to have your participation in the PRESENT Residency Education Summit. As a true summit, we've planned this as a conference that has more opportunities for participation by attendees than most conferences, where you passively sit and view lectures. One of the activities that we've had a lot of fun planning is the Residency Rumble. While it will be fun, this session also is employing sound adult learning principles and will be as rich an education experience for the residents as the 16 hours of lectures we're presenting for them and you during the conference.
You can Submit Your Questions
We're offering all Residency Directors that are attending the Summit or that use PRESENT Residency Education Online lectures in their program, the opportunity to submit questions for the Rumble. The questions should be in multiple choice format with 4 possible choices. Questions can incorporate multimedia such as clinical or intraoperative photos, video or sound. We're looking for questions that involve science or techniques that you feel are amongst the 25 most important items that residents should know when going though residency training today. We would prefer that questions include source references, so that all can be considered evidence based. You may share your questions and correct answers with residents from your program, but please keep them confidential otherwise. Each programs residents may know the questions and answers submitted by their Residency Director only.
How to Submit Your Questions
Please submit your questions by clicking here to email me.
Some More Information About How the Residency Rumble Will Work
We planned all along to hold a live academic competition, a live version of the very popular and fun Residency Rumble that we did online back in 2004-2006. We recently shopped the market and purchased very cool and capable game show software. We will project it on the screen and employ the sounds the program generates to run a very interesting 2 hour education session. We have also purchased Audience Response System(ARS) keypads for each program that the residents will use to respond to the questions. They will see their responses registered on the screen when they push the buttons on the ARS keypad. I call it an education session because we can teach the residents a lot using this game show format. The software is a magnificent product and a powerful education platform. Every Alliance for CME and elearning Guild conference that I've attended in the past few year has had sessions focused on gaming as an educational medium, and how effective it is, especially with this generation of students. I want to use this game show to deliver a fun experience to the residents, but also to provide one more great education experience for them, in addition to the lectures, workshops and networking events we are providing at the Summit.
Here are some thoughts on approaches to creating the questions:
1. The Bravo gameshow software that we are using is extremely multimedia capable. Questions can have photos, audio and video incorporated into them. I'm talking clinical photos, intra op photos, imaging like xray/MRI/CAT scans, video like gait analysis...it's uses for us are really limited only by our imagination. Each question can have a PREVIEW slide containing text or these multimedia assets before the question, multimedia within the multiple choice question itself, and a SUMMARY slide after the question, which we can use to reveal the correct answer and TEACH them why that answer was correct. We can do brief CASE PRESENTATIONS, then ask them what diagnostic tests should be orders, as one question. The next question can show them the results of the test, or the imaging, and then ask them what procedure or treatment should be done. We can even follow with a 3rd question that asks what post-op care should be done, and show them the final result. I'd like to use these capabilities on at least some of the questions.
2. We already have a selection of stock questions, which came from the Rumble rounds we did years ago, and then we added a bit to it. There are about 70 questions... some are great, some are unimportant facts, all have to be read, reviewed and selected.
3. To create the best teaching experience, I'd like to come up with a series of 25 of what we think are the most important facts or concepts that residents need to know. All ResDirs have such a list in their mind, even if it's not ordered or numbered.
4. Important items recently reported in the literature. This can be a current events type of test. Who out there keeps up on the important literature, young people ? Geez! When I took my ABPS boards, I had read every important article in half a dozen journals for a few years. That was the smartest I ever was..it's been all downhill since then. Let's reward programs who's residents are well read.
We're proud to have you be a part of this landmark program. Podiatric Residency Education has come a long way in our lifetimes, and you have played an important part in it. On behalf of the profession, we thank you for that great work that you do !