First Residency Olympics held at FPS

Published: April 16th, 2018

By: Melinda Fawcett

Category: News

Residency Retreat 2018The UF Department of Psychiatry held their first Residency Olympics during their annual Resident Retreat held each year at the Florida Psychiatric Society’s (FPS) Spring meeting at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.

During the retreat, residents and fellows were broken up into teams and put to the test. They were required to use team building skills as well as their knowledge of the department to complete an obstacle course for the gold medal. Faculty members participated by asking questions to residents as they completed portions of the obstacle course. Everyone involved learned some important and fun facts about the UF Department of Psychiatry and are looking forward to competing again next year.

The results:

Residency Olympics 1st Place Team

1st Place Team

First Place: BLUE TEAM

  • Ashley Bindshedler, DO, PGY-2
  • Tammy Nguyen, MD, PGY-2
  • Tian Sui, MD, PGY-1
  • Susan Ye, MD, PGY-2
  • Jessica Khan, MD, PHY-2



Residency Olympics 2nd Place Team

2nd Place Team

Second Place: WHITE TEAM

  • Eric Downes, MD, PGY-3
  • Casey Lowrey, MD, PGY-1
  • Jonathan Browning, MD, PGY-2
  • Elyse Huey, MD, Child Fellow
  • Camilo Leal, MD, Child Fellow




Residency Olympics 3rd Place Team

3rd Place Team

Third Place: RED TEAM

  • Daniel Pietras, MD, PGY-4
  • Jaison Nainaparampil, MD, PGY-3
  • Avjola Hoxha, MD, Child Fellow
  • Kathleen Burns, MD, PGY-3
  • Sheldon Brown, MD, PGY-3



  • Regina Bussing, MD
  • Jacqueline Hobbs, MD
  • Uma Suryadevara, MD
  • Dawn Bruijnzeel, MD
  • Jody Brown, MD
  • Michael Shapiro, MD
  • Kohl Mayberry, DO
  • Laura Rodriguez-Roman, MD


Check out photos from the event!


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