PA Students Finish Top-10 in Medical Challenge Bowl
Students from the Touro University Nevada School of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) made their program and the profession proud with a remarkable finish during this year’s Medical Challenge Bowl.
Held each year during the annual conference for the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), the Medical Challenge Bowl is akin to a Jeopardy!-type match with PA schools from around the country competing against one another to showcase their knowledge.
The 2023 conference, held in Nashville, saw 90 PA programs compete in the Medical Challenge Bowl. Students were quizzed on a variety of topics, including physical diagnosis, microbiology, OB/GYN, pulmonary, cardiology, primary care, emergency medicine, and surgery.
Touro Nevada’s School of Physician Assistant Studies finished ninth in the country when the tournament concluded.
“This experience was amazing, and I’m so proud of how we did,” said PA student Alex Dalley. "We wanted to make some noise in the competition, and to finish ninth out of 90 teams competing from other programs across the country was really special. At the end of the day, we were very competitive, and we wanted to represent well while also continuing the tradition of Touro Nevada academic excellence.”
Touro Nevada’s students competed against some of the country’s top PA Programs, including Yale, Stanford, Duke, Emory, and other prestigious institutions.
“I am incredibly proud of our students for representing Touro University Nevada so well during this year’s AAPA Conference,” said Amie Duford, Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies. “To finish in the top-10 among 90 PA programs in this year’s Challenge Bowl speaks volumes to the quality of our students’ education here at Touro. The future is very bright for our students.”