Doctor Patel in the lab

The ProPath Challenge

Logo of the American Academy of Dermatology


ProPath is pleased to provide a friendly competitive environment for residents during the annual AAD trade show. Each day at the Challenge event, residents have a chance to win a $1,000 donation made in their name to the accredited* residency program of their choice, or to the Dermatology Foundation.

The next ProPath Challenge will be held in the ProPath booth #2211 at the AAD Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on February 16-18, 2018.

 

Rules for the Challenge

  1. The ProPath Challenge is conducted from Friday to Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the ProPath booth #2211.

  2. The challenge is to be completed by 4:00 PM (2:30 on Sunday) to be eligible to win.

  3. Limit one entry per person per day. Different slide sets are used each day.

  4. The time limit for the challenge is 15 minutes. Entries submitted over the limit will be disqualified.

  5. No additional assistance, textbooks or other reference materials are allowed to be used while taking The ProPath Challenge.

  6. The ProPath Challenge must be completed in one timed session in order to be entered into the drawing. The Challenge cannot be stopped and resumed at a later time.

  7. The winner with the highest score on each day will be awarded with a donation of $1,000 in their honor to the *accredited residency program of their choice, or to the Dermatology Foundation.

  8. The same person cannot win more than one donation.

  9. ProPath will conduct an answer review daily at 4:05 PM (2:35 PM on Sunday). Our dermatopathologists will also be available upon request to answer questions about any of the slides from the previous day.

  10. In the event of a tie, a drawing to determine the winner from those who tied for first place will take place each day after the answer review.
  11. Only residents are eligible to win.

  12. The correct answers will be determined by ProPath.

*Must be ACGME or AOA accredited

 

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners!

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Megan Brown, M.D. - UCSD

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Bobby Bednarek, M.D. - Geisinger Health

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Yong He, M.D. - UC Davis

 

Past Winners

2016

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Alexandra Flamm, M.D. - SUNY Downstate

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Jay Wofford, M.D. - Baylor UMC

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Jessica Vincent, M.D. - Ohio Health

 

 

2015

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Young Lee, M.D. - Penn State Dermatology

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Nikki Estock, M.D. - Penn State Dermatology

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Gerardo Marrazzo, M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern

 

2014

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Pamela Aubert, M.D. – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Ben Kaffenberger, M.D. – Ohio State University

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Hadas R. Skupsky, M.D.  – University of California, Irvine

 

2013 

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Brandon Litzner, M.D.- University of Texas Southwestern

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Jeff Melancon, M.D.- University of California, San Diego

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Pamela Aubert, M.D.- University of Texas Southwestern

 

2012

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Helen Kaporis, D.O.- Northeast Regional Medical Center

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Ryan S. Jawitz, D.O.- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Julia May Kwan, M.D.- Naval Medical Center

 

2011

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • David Lortscher, M.D.- University of California, San Diego

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Michelle Lucero Jackson, M.D.- University of California, San Diego

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Raj Agarwal, M.D.- Virginia Commonwealth University

 

2010

Challenge Day 1 Winner:

  • Max Gratix, M.D.- SAUSHEC

Challenge Day 2 Winner:

  • Stephan Kempiak, M.D.- University of California, San Diego

Challenge Day 3 Winner:

  • Joanna Chan, M.D.- UT Southwestern