EMRA Quiz Show

The learning doesn’t end after the day’s meetings have concluded. But you won’t find stacks of papers, books, presentations and boring lectures. What you will find is challenging medical conundrums, wacky graphics, fun and games with a little pop culture thrown in for good measure. It’s the EMRA Quiz Show!

Where: CORD Academic Assembly in Seattle, WA

When:  Sunday, March 31, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

About the Competition

This competition is all about the residency program that comes out on top after five rounds of questions. Who knows their stuff and can think fast on their feet? Each round has five – six tough medical questions – and you can’t really study for this! You just put a team of four smart residents together and hope for the best!

Are we serious about the medical knowledge? We sure are. Are we serious about how it’s presented? No, we’re not! This is a popcorn-throwing, crank-up-the-music, guaranteed-noisiest event you’ll attend at Academic Assembly. And dare we say, the most fun.

See Winners and Photos from Past EMRA Quiz Shows

2018 Quiz Show Teams

  • 2018 Champion:  Mount Sinai Beth Israel
  • Defending Champions:  Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Christiana Care
  • Cook County Hospital
  • HAEMR - Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
  • John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Texas A&M Christus Spohn
  • UCSF (University of California Fresno)
  • University of Indiana
  • UT Health at San Antonio
  • Washington University St. Louis

How to Compete?

Every year, EMRA holds a lottery to Call for Teams. Look for news in the monthly e-newsletter, What’s Up in Emergency Medicine; ads in EM Resident, and the CORD e-newsletter.

The previous year’s champions are always asked back to defend their championship. There’s room for twelve teams and lots of audience each year.

This is a don’t miss event – it’s rollicking good fun! The more, the merrier, so if you’re not a team, you should be in the audience.


We recruit our judges from the EMRA Board of Directors. Since they’re not eligible to join a team, they absolutely refuse not to join in on the fun! 


  • Bragging rights!
  • We ask each team to bring five gifts to the event that represent their residency or city. The winning team goes home with all the gifts. Nothing big – just a small token. We’ve seen city snow globes; cheese trays; baseball caps with team logos; tees with your city’s motto. Sometimes the gifts are as wacky as the Quiz Show and that’s all part of the fun!

This event is sponsored by

Rosh Review