The Evolution of SonoGames(R)
SonoGames was founded in 2012 by Andrew Liteplo and then SAEM AEUS president, Resa Lewiss. Creative nods also go to David Bahner and Teresa Liu, whose brainstorming helped originate the concept. Why has it been such an impact on both #pocus and general education? Because we need an engaging way to get all graduates of all residencies up to a basic standard, while simultaneously educating many senior clinicians who did not grow up with #pocus during residency. What better way than to play some games?
In 2012, we had about 20 residencies. Now we have about 80, representing over half of all EM residencies in the country. What drives it? You. Every single resident and interested faculty member from junior to senior. The organizing committee spend hundreds of hours per year creating it, built by you and for you. As you make it grow, we grow as well. Check out the videos below and see more about our Organizing Committee!
This year's event will be held in Las Vegas on May 17, 2019. Visit www.saem.org/sonogames for details.
For competing teams, you can find examples of 5 questions used in prior SonoGames through this video: SonoGames(TM) Round 1 Examples.
Brief format for teams:
- Teams are made of 3 residents from any year of training
- SonoGames is four hour event:
a) Round 1 - Question / Answer followed by a hands-on task for all teams in a Round 1b.
b) Round 2 - 1.5 hour Hands On Stations
c) Round 3 - 1 hour task mix
- Approximately 70+ teams compete in Round 1, 15 teams in Round 2 and 9 teams start Round 3.
- This year, there will be a chance for teams to go into Round 2 or Round 3 as wildcard draws.
SonoGames 2018 was a blast!
Check out some of the footage below, and get ready for the full feature video! Produced by Stacey Gitlin (@stacy_gitlin) at Gitworks, and sponsored by AEUS as well as FeminEM.
Thanks very much to all our station creators, moderators, judges, models and volunteers! I think we can agree that this was one of the best SonoGames yet!
Want to know where your team ranked before Round 2?
Click for results here!
Champions: A Tie! University of California San Francisco and the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency tie for 1st, with Boston Medical Center winning 3rd place.