Medical students sweep statewide competition

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Medical students sweep statewide competition

Medical students swept the abstract competition at the May 2019 American College of Surgeons Missouri Chapter Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The competition featured students from all Missouri medical schools including MU, Saint Louis University, Washington University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

MU medical student Maxton Thoman won first place honors with the abstract, “Pi-Rads V2 Scoring and MRI Guided Biopsy Results: A Single Institution Investigation into the Accuracy of Imaging-based Estimates of Prostate Lesion Severity.” Fellow MU student Catharine Bernal won second place while Ezekiel Kapusciak and Kate Lowrey tied for third place.

Eric Kimchi, MD, associate professor of surgery, is the president of the Missouri chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He and representatives from each Missouri medical school evaluated the entries.

“The work done by our students showed some real insight both from a clinical perspective and a basic science perspective,” Kimchi said. “It really demonstrates the engagement that the School of Medicine has with the academic faculty and the quality of the medical students here.”