The Clinical Mind Competition aims to develop clinical reasoning and teamwork, testing knowledge, and encouraging learning.

‍It consists of the presentation of a clinical case by Prof. Dr Lisa Sanders. The questions are made in real-time during the congress and scores are awarded.

In the end, the winning team (of 2 participants) will get the opportunity to go on an internship in an international cooperation mission in Africa and the chance to participate in the project “Saúde para Todos” with medical teams from Instituto Marquês Valle Flôr. 

For further information please read the Rules of Procedure

Clinical Case provided and presented by

Dr. Lisa Sanders

Medical Consultant of "House, MD"

Dr. Lisa Sanders is a clinician educator in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to her work as a physician and teacher, she writes the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine and the Think Like a Doctor column featured in the New York Times blog, The Well. Her column was the inspiration for the Fox program House MD (2004-2012) and she served as a consultant to the show. In 2010 published a book titled Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis. Currently she is collaborating with the New York Times on an 8 hour documentary series on the process of diagnosis, currently available on Netflix.


Who can participate?

Everyone that has a ticket of iMed Conference 14.0 Lisbon 2022 can participate in the BSL Behring Clinical Mind Competition.

Are only clinical year students allowed to participate?

No. Any medical student who is a participant of the iMed Conference can participate. However, please note that the questions will be mostly based on clinical reasoning, and they will be the same for all participants, regardless of their curricular year.

How and when can I register?

You can do it NOW, by clicking here.

What are the prizes?

The winning team will be awarded a two-week internship in São Tomé e Príncipe. The 1st runner-up team may choose between a Medical Internship in Neurosurgery or the book “Goldman-Cecil Medicine, 2-Volume Set (26th edition)” for each team’s members. The 2nd runner-up team with be awarded with the remaining prize.

iMed Conference 13.0 Clinical Mind Competition Winners

1st place: Margarida Pereira & Rita Melo

2nd place: Carolina Andrade & Diogo Ferreira

3rd place: Francisca Tavares & Joana Gomes