The Annual Case of the Year competition began in April, 2017 under the direction of then President Pardon Kenney.
The concept was based on a suggestion by former President William Mackey, who thought that such an event would be a way to involve the large number of surgical trainees in the greater Boston area with the Society. The Case of the Year is an opportunity for each hospital to bring to view one of their most interesting cases. The presenters are residents or fellows from the respective institutions who compete for the honor of winning, and for cash prizes underwritten by the BSS. The trainees are judged on the quality of the presentation including visuals, the uniqueness of the case, and the style of the presenter. A panel of judges is made up of the residency program directors (or their designees) from the various hospitals, with each judge recusing her/himself from judging the submission from her/his own institution.
For past winners click this link.
The Fifth Annual Resident Case Competition was held on March 2, 2021.
First Prize: Dr. Jamie Robinson of Boston Children’s Hospital – “Breathless”
Second Prize: Dr. Tina Tian from Tufts Medical Center – “The Takayasu Tri-Pass”
Third Prize: Dr. Christina Costantino from the Massachusetts General Hospital – “A Goose, an Arch, a Ring…Oh My!”
A description of each case may be found in the Minutes tab.