NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Musculoskeletal Network, an online resource for unique and efficient techniques on the management of musculoskeletal disorders, today launched the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge" (http://goforthegold.musculoskeletalnetwork.com) – an online game designed to test the medical diagnostic skills of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
The five-week, interactive challenge will be available via the Musculoskeletal Network website and mobile web. During each of the first four weeks, players will be given a set of multiple choice diagnostic dilemmas to solve in areas such as rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, and osteoarthritis – culminating with the top players from each week competing in the final round. The top physician and non-physician winner will each receive a grand prize of one ounce of gold.
"We are excited to have this tournament extended to our Musculoskeletal Network audience," said Leo Robert, Editorial Director, UBM Medica US. "Medical specialists and generalists face significant challenges in identifying musculoskeletal conditions and proper courses of treatment. This quiz puts their clinical acumen to the ultimate test."
Features of the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge" include:
- Two separate challenge tracks – players that are physicians in the United States play against other MDs; all other professionals play in a separate track.
- A new round and new set of questions each week – allowing those who may miss a round to stay in the running, and improving players' chances of making it into the final round during the five-week game play.
- A "save your progress" option – players in-between questions that need to save and come back to the game at a later time are able to do so.
For more information about the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge": http://goforthegold.musculoskeletalnetwork.com
For more information about Musculoskeletal Network, visit: http://musculoskeletalnetwork.com
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