St. Bonaventure’s medical doctor assistant system may be only a several many years old, but learners in the very first graduate software of the university’s Faculty of Overall health Professions are presently making an effect.
3 second-calendar year PA college students — Madison Mortillaro, Kathryn Eddinger and Margaret Cole (from remaining) — held their individual on phase with some of the most set up medical professional assistant educational institutions in the country.
At the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) nationwide conference in Indianapolis in late May well, the Bonnies superior to the round of 36 in the Nationwide Healthcare Obstacle Bowl, a clinical activity show permitting PA pupils to exam their scientific awareness towards students from across the region.
Sixty-six teams competed in the Obstacle Bowl, such as PA packages from Duke, Northwestern, George Washington and Yale universities. The Bonnies experienced for the principal phase competitiveness in opposition to Quinnipiac College, Valparaiso College, and University of Florida but lost in a shut match.
James Tkacik, SBU’s Doctor Assistant Student Culture school adviser, and Kesha Steighner, SBU’s Health care Challenge Bowl Coach, accompanied the pupils at the meeting.
“Since this was our to start with year competing at this national opposition, we weren’t absolutely sure what to expect,” Steighner stated. “To do away with 30 teams and advance out of the opening round was amazing. I’m very very pleased of our learners. They were being excellent reps of St. Bonaventure.”
In accordance to the AAPA, “The National Health care Challenge Bowl is an event that fosters exciting, college pride and pleasant competitiveness that is infectious for all. Profitable is not the focus of the party. Learning and enjoyment are the targets.”
About the College: The nation’s to start with Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure College is a local community dedicated to reworking the lives of our learners inside of and outdoors the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong dedication to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university worth in the North in U.S. Information and World Report’s 2022 higher education rankings edition.