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Kidney Week 2019: 8th Annual Fellow-in-Training (FIT) Bowl

FIT Bowl

Test your knowledge against your peers! Win ultimate bragging rights at ASN Kidney Week! Join the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2019 Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Bowl at Kidney Week. This year's competition is a two-day, single elimination tournament. The FIT Bowl will be held in the Scientific Exposition Hall of the Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Support provided by AstraZeneca.


Thursday, November 7, 2019

Elimination Rounds
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Exhibit Hall

Friday, November 8, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
Exhibit Hall


Elimination Rounds: 8 teams compete in single round Nephron Challenge. Winning 4 teams advance to Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals: 4 teams compete in Case-Based Debates. Top 2 teams advance to Finals.

Championship: Final 2 teams compete in single and double Nephron Challenge.

Game Format:

Nephron Challenge: In this challenging and entertaining game, based on the US game show "Jeopardy," that tests medical knowledge and content retention-and buzzer skills. Fellows are equally divided into teams and the faculty moderator acts as host. All responses must be given in the form of a question. Points double in value in the second round. Incorrect responses reduce the team's total points.

Case-Based Debates: In this interactive competition, brief information on the case is provided to two teams of fellows. The teams choose tests from a master slide to arrive at the correct diagnosis. Each ordered test has positive or negative points based on its diagnostic value. At the end, the team with the correct diagnosis gets the opportunity to describe the kidney pathology slides for bonus points. The high-scoring team wins the game-and bragging rights.

Application: FIT Bowl 2019 Application

Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EDT


Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Fit Bowl?
Teams should consist of four members who are currently fellows-in-training in an ACGME-accredited Nephrology training program.

Q: When will I know I am selected?
ASN will contact all applicants and teams who have been selected to participate no later than Friday, September 20, 2019.

Q: Is there audience seating?
Yes! Please encourage your fellow colleagues, program directors, and faculty to come watch the competition and come cheer you on!

Q: What is the dress code?
The dress code for the competition is business casual, but matching team t-shirts are also acceptable and encouraged.

Q: What is the cost of participation?
There is no cost to participate in the FIT Bowl, however, participants must register for ASN Kidney Week.

Q: How are questions created?
Question for this session are written and compiled by a subcommittee of Nephrology Training Program Directors and members of the ASN Workforce and Training Committee.

If you are TPD or APD interested in contributing to this session, please contact

2019 ASN KW FIT Bowl Subcommittee Members

Hitesh H. Shah, MD, FASN (Chair), Lili Chan, MD, Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN, Samira S. Farouk, MD, MS, FASN, Nithin Karakala, MD, FASN, Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN, Ali Mehdi, MD, Sayna Norouzi, MD, and James F. Simon, MD, FASN.

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