The ASGE Golden Scope

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The ASGE 2021 GOLDEN SCOPE CHAMPIONSHIP is a fun and exciting game for current first and second year U.S. based GI fellows-in-training to represent their training program and compete for honor and prizes! The first round of the competition will consist of a virtual, timed-based online trivia session.  Only the top 12 teams will be identified to move on in the competition. Second and the final rounds will be hosted onsite in August 2021 at the ASGE IT&T Center. Travel stipends will be provided to participate.  The second and final rounds will consist of live trivia, simulation hands-on competition and jeopardy.  The top three teams will be selected and compete for cash prizes.  All top twelve teams will receive complimentary access into ASGE GI Leap for 12 months.

Who Should Participate

All United States GI Fellowship programs are eligible to participate. Only one team per United States GI Fellowship program will be accepted. 

A team will comprise of three individuals from the United States GI Fellowship program. The team of three must consist of current  first and  second year GI fellows who will compete for recognition of their program and prizes. Out of the team of three, one fellow should be identified as team captain.

Golden Scope Competition Timeline

  • March/April 2021 - Round One Virtual Trivia: During the first round of the competition, each team will be invited to respond to various case study questions, images and endoscopic videos via an online trivia session. Once the game is started by a team, they must complete it in one sitting (estimated time 45 minutes). Responses should be provided by the team-designated GI Fellow captain. Google Chrome is required to access the online trivia. Points are awarded based upon both correct responses and the amount of time taken to complete each question. The 12 teams that score highest nationwide will be selected to continue to the next round.
  • April 26, 2021 (9:00AM CST) – May 3, 2021 (3:00PM CST): Phase 1 Game Dates (Online)
  • May 10, 2021 (3:00PM CST): Top 12 Teams Announced
  • August 2021 (Saturday/Sunday – exact date to be announced) - Semi-Final and Final Rounds for Top Twelve Teams: The top twelve teams will attend the ASGE GI Fellows Program at the ASGE IT&T Center in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Semi-Final portion will consist of points earned in a live game and simulation-based exercises in the ASGE hands-on lab. During the same weekend, three teams will advance to the Final Championship where they will compete in a live Jeopardy style format.
    • All twelve teams will have a travel stipend to participate which will cover airfare and transportation as well as 2 nights’ hotel stay near the ASGE IT&T Center in Downers Grove, Illinois. All travel based on latest Covid-19 restrictions.

Prizes

  • Semi-Final Prize: All twelve teams and their training director will receive full access to GI Leap for a 12-month period in recognition of their accomplishment of making it to the Semi-Final stage of the competition. 
  • Grand PrizeFinal three winning teams will receive a cash prize that goes to the training director to distribute how they desire (1st place winner: $5,000; 2nd place winner $2,500; and 3rd place winner $1,250) and the glory of winning the ASGE Golden Scope! 

Deadline

Deadline for team submission is Friday, April 16, 2021, 3:00 PM (CST).

Registration

Registration is free. Please click Register Now to register your team. 

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