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Rules for SIMPIC 2015 competition

General rules
1. The answer must be spelled absolutely correctly to obtain the score, including scientific
and technical names.
2. Abbreviations are not allowed unless provided previously.
3. For the scientific (organism) name, italic or underline is not required.
4. A capitalization is required for a specific word according to international standards.
Otherwise, the answer is considered to be incorrect.
5. Both British and American English writing styles are accepted in the competition.
6. For the name of drugs, only generic name is accepted. Answering in trade name is
unacceptable.
Overall rules of the competition
First round

Multiple choice question Timed-laboratory question


(2 members of each team) (2 members of each team)
- 70 computer-based questions After finishing one - 30 question + 6 resting stations
- 90 minute provided session, each team - 2 minute for each station
- 70% of first round’s total score member will attend - 30% of first round’s total score
- Each consists of 4 choice another session. - Up to 2 questions per station
- Picture-based question or
microscope

Ranking by
total score

16 teams with highest rank Revival round


advance to the second round.
- 20 teams compete in the revival round
- The number can be adjusted.
- 50 True-False questions for 30 minute
- 2 point for correct answer
- 1 point for not answering
- 0 point for wrong answer

Second round 8 teams with highest score in


revival round will advance to
the second round
- The number can be adjusted
Second round

Group arrangement
Group A B C D E F
1 2 3 4 5 6
12 11 10 9 8 7
13 14 15 16 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8

1-16 = ranks from first round


1-8 = ranks from revival round

Second round: short answer question


- Using finger to write the answer on the electronic device
- 8 questions, 60 seconds to answer each question
- 2 points for 3 questions
- 3 points for3 questions
- 4 points for 2 questions
- One chance for “Double score bonus”
- correct answer: double score
- wrong answer: deducted equal to the amount of point for the question
- 2 teams with highest score in each group will advance to the semi-final round
- overall 12 teams will advance to the semi-final round
Semi-final round
Group arrangement
- 12 teams will be randomly arranged into 4 groups, 3 teams each.

Semi-final round: speed oral answer


- 4 session, 3 questions each
- One member from each team will alternatively compete in each session.
- For each question, after the MC finishes reading the question, the MC will give a
signal to answer the question.
- A team that presses the button first will be given a chance to answer
- For the first team to press the button
- 3 points for correct answer
- minus 1 point for wrong answer
- If the first answer is wrong, there will be a buzzing sound, the other two teams will
compete to press the button.
- For the second team to press the button
- 2 points for correct answer
- minus 1 point for wrong answer
- If the second answer is wrong, the remaining team will have the right to answer
- 1 point for correct answer
- 0 point for wrong answer
- Only one team with the highest score in each group will advance to the final round
- If there is a tie between two or more teams, one sudden-death question will be
used. Each team has to send one member to answer this question.
- If no team answers the sudden-death question correctly, the team with higher
score in the first round will advance to the final round.
- Overall 4 teams will advance to the final round
Final round

Teams, division and role in answering


Team/Role A B C D
ORAL A1 B1 C1 D1
A1 B1 C1 D1
WRITTEN A2 B2 C2 D2
A2 B2 C2 D2

- Four teams that are qualified for the final round will be randomly ordered into team
A, B, C and D.
- Each team has to separate its members into two pairs, oral part and written part,
which will remain for the final round competition.
Oral part : A1, B1, C1, D1
- Have a chance to select laboratory investigation
- Answer the question given on the stage by speaking out
Written part : A2, B2, C2, D2
- Answer the name of causative agent by writing on an electronic device

Sequence of the final round


Sequence for teams to compete and answer questions in the final round.

Sequence 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Team A B C D A B C D A B C D

- Four teams, A1, B1, C1, and D1, will take turn to answer this oral part in order
Example: Sequence 1
A1 selects a question MC reads the question Investigation choices
twice shown on the screen
- In the first sequence, the - MCs read the case - After finish reading the
first pair, A1, has a chance scenario question 2 question, choices of
to randomly choose the times. laboratory investigation
first question. will be given.
- The patient’s history
and physical - Each choice has
examination are shown different minus points
on the projectors with
the question. (-1, -2, or -3 points).

- The number of minus


points may not correlate
with the answer
possibility

45 seconds for written Result of the A1 chooses the


part to answer investigation shown investigation
on the screen
(A2, B2, C2, D2)
- 1 minute is provided for As soon as the result of - A1 will have 15 seconds
answering the question. the investigation is to choose one of the
The MC will give a signal to shown, the total score of laboratory investigations
start a timer. this part (10 points) is to diagnose patient’s
subtracted by the minus problem
- First 45 seconds of a score of the selected
minute is given for the investigation.
written part to answer

15 seconds for oral part For correct answer


to answer (A1)
Team A gets
- 15 seconds later is given
10 – [investigation cost]+ [written part score (0 or 3)]
for the oral part to answer
the given question. Team B, C, D get
- A1 can choose to use Written part score (0 or 3)
bonus(es): double score
or/and friend call.

-Bonuses are allowed to be


used only while the pair is For wrong answer
the first team to answer in
- see next page
the question in oral part.
For wrong answer If B1 presses first Result of the
investigation shown
Wrong buzzing sound !! Investigation choices
on the screen
B1, C1, D1 press the shown on the screen
button
B1 choose further
investigation

- If team A’s answer is - B1 will have 15 seconds - As soon as the result of


wrong, there will be a to choose additional the investigation is
wrong buzzing sound. laboratory shown, the remaining
investigations. score of this part answer
- The other team is subtracted by the
competitors (B1, C1, and minus score of that
D1) will get the chance to investigation.
press the button to answer

and 15 seconds for 45 seconds for


oral part to answer written part
- 15 seconds later is for - The first 45 seconds of
the oral part for B1 to a minute is for the
answer. Items cannot be written part
used. resubmitting by A2, B2,
C2, and D2, if any
- Items cannot be used

For correct answer For wrong answer


Team B gets - see next page
10 – [investigation cost]+ [written part score (0 or3)]

Team A, C, D get

Written part score (0 or3)


For wrong answer If C1 presses first Result of the
investigation shown
Wrong buzzing sound !! Investigation choices
on the screen
C1, D1 press the button shown on the screen

C1 chooses further
investigation
- If team B’s answer is - C1 will have 15 seconds - As soon as the result of
wrong, there will be a to choose additional the investigation is
wrong buzzing sound. laboratory shown, the remaining
investigations. score of this part answer
- The other team is subtracted by the
competitors who have minus score of that
failed to press the button investigation.
(C1 and D1) will get the
chance to press the button
to answer

and 15 seconds for 45 seconds for


oral part to answer written part
- 15 seconds later is for - The first 45 seconds of
the oral part for C1 to a minute is for the
answer. Items cannot be written part
used. resubmitting by A2, B2,
C2, and D2, if any
- Items cannot be used

For correct answer For wrong answer


Team C gets Team A, B, C, D get

10 – [investigation cost]+ [written part score (0 or 3)] Written part score (0 or 3)

Team A, B, D get

Written part score (0 or 3)

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