||The University of Pennsylvania School
of Medicine’s Student versus Faculty Basketball
||22 key Penn Medicine faculty and administrators—including
Ralph Muller, Chief Executive Officer of the
University of Pennsylvania Health System; Dr. Daniel
Rader, Director of the General Clinical Research Center;
Dr. Mitchell Lazar, Division Chief of Diabetes,
Endocrinology and Metabolism; and Dr. Howard Ross,
Colorectal Surgeon -- will take on 24 medical students, led
by Matt Mahlberg, team captain and fourth year med student.
||6 pm tip-off, Thursday, April 20th
||University of Pennsylvania’s Hutchinson Gymnasium -
Located on 33rd Street between Spruce & Walnut
Will youth be served? Do the brains have the brawn? Which skills,
hoops or health, will be most needed from the participating Emergency
Department players? These are just a few 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 School of Medicine’s basketball coordinator Matt
Mahlberg, the student teams 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 since I have been here,”
Mahlberg said. “I wouldn’t call it an annual drubbing
of the faculty, but the students have certainly been on a roll.”
“Although youth has prevailed in the recent years some of
these old dogs just might have some new tricks this time around,”
To keep things fair, there will be two referees. Associate Dean
of Student 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 referee.
PENN Medicine is a $2.9 billion enterprise
dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S.News &
World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the
School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education
and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and
leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three
hospitals [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, which is
consistently ranked one of the nation's few "Honor Roll"
hospitals by U.S.News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital,
the nation's first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center];
a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty
satellite facilities; and home care and hospice.