Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Mitchell Fourman's team wins AAOS Resident Bowl

The Second Annual AAOS Resident Bowl was held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, during the AAOS Annual Meeting. 

The Resident Bowl is an opportunity for residents to compete against one another in a game-style setting. Residents competed in teams in a quiz-bowl format for grand and runner-up prizes.

Dr. Mitchell Fourman (PGY2) was on a team with Vanna Rocchi, Hannah Kirby, and Nick Lopreiato from the San Diego Naval Medical Center program. Dr. Fourman’s team tied with two other teams for first place after the initial two rounds.  The tiebreaker to advance to the finals required each team sending one member to play a life-sized operation game.

Questions included OITE, ortho history, and general trivia content. Questions included "How were splints prepared in the middle ages" (answer: cloth dipped in horse blood – the Pitt/Navy team got that one!), and "What type of osteogenesis imperfect is associated with intrauterine death?" (answer: type 2, the other team guessed type 1 and that clinched the finals for the Pitt/Navy).

Next year, the residents should coordinate registering a full team from Pitt!

Congratulations, Dr. Fourman!