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Doctor's Dilemma® Competition Volunteer Job Descriptions

ACP Doctor's Dilemma® is a medical knowledge-based, multi-round competition where teams of residents, representing local chapters, compete over three days at ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting.

Judge (Up to 16 positions available)

The American College of Physicians is seeking up to 16 physicians to serve as Judges for each day of the ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition that will take place during the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans, LA from April 19-April 21, 2018.

Volunteer judges may serve during one competition day or for the first two days of competition. Volunteers will be expected to attend one pre-meeting conference call and one onsite training session. (Each training session will be less than one hour.)  Judges with a direct relationship to a participating team will not be eligible for consideration.

Role: Judges serve as the authorized arbiters of the competition and work in teams of two or three. Judges are given the questions in advance of the competition and will confer with one another onsite as needed. The Master of Ceremonies will defer to the judges if the answer given does not exactly match the one on the answer sheet. Teams are told in advance of the meeting, as well as onsite, that the judges' decision is final.

Specific Requirements: Post-residency internal medicine specialist or subspecialist. Must have a broad knowledge of internal medicine and the ability to make confident, team-based decisions quickly. Must be diplomatic and comfortable working under pressure before a highly-charged, energetic, and competitive audience.

Game Assistant (Up to 8 positions available)

The American College of Physicians is seeking eight individuals to serve as Game Assistants for the ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition that will take place during the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans, LA from April 19-21, 2018.

Individuals seeking this opportunity may volunteer to serve during one competition day or for up to three days. In addition, these individuals will be expected to attend one pre-meeting conference call and one onsite training session. (Each training session will be less than one hour.)  Individuals with a direct relationship to a participating team are not eligible to serve in the room where that team is competing.

Role: The Game Assistant identifies the team that has buzzed in first and keeps time while the team answers the question. During the Final Dilemma Round of each game, the Game Assistant reviews the wager sheets and communicates with the game technician and Master of Ceremonies about the wagered amounts.

Specific Requirements: Volunteers selected for these roles must possess great attention to detail and have a projectable voice. They must be comfortable working under pressure before a highly charged, energetic, and competitive audience.

Greeter (Up to 10 positions available)

The American College of Physicians is seeking ten individuals to serve as Greeters for each day of the ACP Doctor's Dilemma® Competition that will take place during the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans, LA from April 19-21, 2018.

Individuals seeking this opportunity may volunteer to serve during one competition day or for up to all three days. In addition, these individuals will be expected to attend an onsite training session.

Role: Greeters provide a warm and friendly welcome to participants and attendees and direct them to the stage or seating area. They also assist with crowd control, answer general questions, and communicate with staff as needed.

Specific Requirements: Volunteers for these roles must be outgoing, personable individuals with some previous knowledge of the ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition.

Volunteer Participation Form

To volunteer for the 2018 ACP Doctor's Dilemma Competition at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2018 in New Orleans, LA from April 19-April 21, 2018, please complete the Doctor's Dilemma Volunteer Participation Form.