Three students from the Physician Assistant Studies program competed in the annual collegiate National Medical Challenge Bowl, placing in the top 20 among more than 70 teams.
Hofstra’s “Medical Jeopardy” team members – Jonathan Harrill ’14, Samantha Walther ’14, and Christine Barbaccia ’15 (pictured above) — went up against teams from other top PA programs across the country, answering questions on subjects including physical diagnosis, pharmacology, cardiology, microbiology, primary care, emergency medicine, and surgery.
In the first round of the competition, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 73 teams answered 40 multiple-choice questions in rapid succession. Hofstra was among the 36 teams that advanced to the second round and ranked 17th before being eliminated. Miami Dade College went on to win the competition.
Almost three dozen classmates, faculty, and alumni from the School of Health Sciences and Human Services were on hand to support the Hofstra team during the competition, which was held earlier this summer in Boston.