Published on April 24, 2015

Parkview Residents “Minds of Steel” Representing Colorado in National Trivia Competition

Pictured: Kathyrn McCaffrey, MD - Faculty Coach;
Jennifer Cox, DO, Vicki Zamurs/Le, DO;
Kayleigh Zerr, DO

Parkview Medical Center’s internal medicine residency program is sending their “Minds of Steel” to Boston. Over the past year the group of residency physicians has hosted medical trivia Jeopardy style competitions. Not only do these gatherings promote team bonding, they are also a fun, unique way to get a little extra studying in during an otherwise busy work week. The Pueblo team dubbed themselves “Minds of Steel” to represent the Steel City.
These types of gatherings have become very popular with medical students, residents and attending physicians all over the world. They have become so popular, in 1997 the American College of Physicians started the Doctor’s Dilemma Competition as part of the scientific Internal Medicine meeting held annually.
In February, the Parkview “Minds of Steel” team competed in the statewide medical trivia competition in Denver. The team handily defeated teams representing Denver hospitals, including University of Colorado and St. Joseph’s, earning them a spot in the international championship competition held at the ACP national meeting in Boston, April 30th through May 2nd. The team will not only represent Pueblo, but all of Colorado as they take on 40 teams from around the world, featuring the brightest residents, as they compete for the Osler Cup. Parkview’s “Minds of Steel” will go up against the team representing Ontario in the first round of competition on April 30th at 3pm ET. Good Luck “Minds of Steel.”

The team is composed of  Dr. Jennifer Cox, Dr. Michael Forte, Dr. Vicki Zamurs/Le and Dr. Kayleigh Zerr and led by Coach Dr. Kathryn McCaffrey.
2015 ACP Doctor’s Dilemma Competition Bracket

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.