For more than 2 years now, the International Cardiology Curriculum Accessible by Remote Distance Learning (iCARDS) has been providing Internal Medicine Residents in Haiti with the most accurate and up-to-date knowledge in Cardiology through virtual classroom.

            This year, we have implemented the JEOPARDY competition, a game during which contestants dare answer several questions worth hundreds of points and based on different topics. We invited 4 teams, consisted each of 5 members, thus representing the 4 teaching hospitals taking part in the program, Hôpital de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti (HUEH), Hôpital Universitaire Justinien (HUJ), Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) et Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix (HUP).

            The first game took place on Monday, December 13th, 2021 and was about Preventive Cardiology. During the whole time, the hesitations and anxiety from the contestants were palpable when delivering the answers. HUM and HUP led the game intermittently and the latter eventually won. The winners were granted phone credits each and an electronic stethoscope for their residency (see their picture below).

            This experience shows us more and more how positive the impacts of the Curriculum are on medical education and how keen the residents are willing to learn. Until we have the winning team of the competition next summer, let’s focus on the next game set to take place in February 2022 which we hope to be that thrilling…

The Hôpital Universitaire de la Paix team who won the JEOPARDY’s first game, December 2021

From left to right: Dr Jean Paul DOUCET (R1); Dr Keddy MOISE (R2); Dr Giovanni-Léon POLICARD (R3 and Captain); Dr Jerry G. MACAJOU (R2) and Dr Pédro Néri JEUDY (R3).

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