(PHILADELPHIA) — Will youth be served? Do
the brains have the brawn? These are just a couple of the questions
the faculty and administrators will have to consider while preparing
for their annual round-ball contest against a team of medical school
students. Led by the University
of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine’s basketball coordinator
Mike Rabinowitz, the student team’s rotation will correspond
to what year they are in med school. First year students will play
the first quarter, second year students get the second quarter
and so on.
“The faculty hasn’t won in at least the last four
years,” Rabinowitz said. “I wouldn’t call it
an annual drubbing, but the students have certainly been on a roll.”
That roll continued last year as the students powered past their
mentors 46-34, despite a game high 16 points by the pride of the
Sports Medicine Center, David Webner, MD.
“We have a comprehensive plan to slow down the game so our
heft and superior guile win the day,” a confident Ralph
Muller, Chief Executive Officer of the University
of Pennsylvania Health System, declared.
To keep things fair, there will be two referees. Associate Dean
Affairs and part-time recreation league referee, Jon
Morris, MD, will be on hand, as well as Obstetrics
and Gynecology Administrative Services Coordinator Allison
Simpson, BS, an official part-time Division II/III college
The University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine’s Student
versus Faculty Basketball Game
Twenty-three key Penn Medicine
faculty and administrators—including Ralph
Muller, Chief Executive Officer of the University
of Pennsylvania Health System; Dr. Craig
Thompson, Director of the Abramson
Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology; Dr. Bill
Greeley, Chair of Anesthesia at CHOP,
David Webner, Family
Medicine -- will take on 24
medical students, led by Mike Rabinowitz, team
captain and fourth year med student.
Friday, April 20th
6 pm tip-off
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