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Release Date: 11/28/2016

A trio of residents in the Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University will be going to the American College of Physicians (ACP) national meeting in the spring of 2017 after winning the ACP Rhode Island Chapter’s Medical Jeopardy Competition.

The team included third-year resident M. Firas Barbour, MD; second-year resident Anais Ovalle, MD; and first-year resident Faeq Kukhon, MD. In a spirited competition, the Memorial team was pitted against resident teams from Rhode Island, Miriam, Kent and Roger Williams hospitals. At the national conference, they will face 49 teams of residents, one from each state.

“This is a fun, yet educational exercise created by the American College of Physicians which tests resident physicians on their medical knowledge and quick thinking,” explains Sajiid Saraf, MD, FACP, director of the residency program at Memorial, a Care New England hospital. “Our team demonstrated outstanding medical knowledge and a keen strategy with focused energy. It was exciting to see these three young doctors perform at their best!”

Internal medicine residents in the program see hospitalized patients at Memorial and ambulatory patients at the hospital’s Internal Medicine Clinic.

About Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, serves as the major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the chief site for the medical school's primary care academic program. Research focuses on primary care and disease prevention, including osteoarthritis, heart disease, cancer, pulmonary function, maternal and child health and women’s health issues.

Memorial provides health services for the people of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts including oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedics, rehabilitation, pain management, and diagnostics. Memorial offers primary care services in Pawtucket, Central Falls and Plainville, Massachusetts.