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Drexel Internal Medicine Residents Win State Medical Jeopardy Competition

December 11, 2007

A team of internal medicine residents from Drexel University College of Medicine has taken home the state title of “Medical Jeopardy” champions. The Drexel University College of Medicine team won the Pennsylvania title in a competition held December 1 at Hershey Medical Center. The team had advanced to the state round after winning the Southeastern Pennsylvania regional championship in October. At that time, Drexel University College of Medicine beat out seven other residency programs from the Philadelphia region, including last year’s national champs Albert Einstein Medical Center.

Drexel University College of Medicine team members include Petros Grivas, Joseph Vadakara, Gayathri Nagaraj, Vaibhab Sahni. Chief resident Archana Gowda serves as the team’s coach and instructor.

The national medical jeopardy competition, formally known as Doctor’s Dilemma and hosted by the American College of Physicians (ACP), pits teams of residents and fellows against each other in a test of medical knowledge. The final round of competition will be held at the ACP’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in May. At that time, the Drexel University College of Medicine team will compete against 40 teams of residents from around the country for the coveted title of national champions.

About Drexel University College of Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most highly innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University’s expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine has participated in pioneering clinical trials involving the world’s first implantable artificial heart, established one of the largest regional centers for spinal cord research, developed the largest HIV/AIDS primary care practice in the region, with extensive NIH-funded research in HIV/AIDS prevention, and created one of the largest centers for malaria study in the nation. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated one of 21 Vanguard National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including neuroscience, virology, immunology and toxicology. Visit for more information. ###

News Media Contacts: Rachael Sparrow, Drexel University College of Medicine 215-255-7328 or

Niki Gianakaris, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or

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