By Ryan Clark
CHS Communications Director
The UKPA Class of 2023 won the KAPA Challenge Bowl earlier this month.
The Challenge Bowl, a medical knowledge recall competition held at the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants CME symposium each year, incorporates schools from across Kentucky, as well as one team from Tennessee, to compete to bring home the trophy. The teams are comprised of didactic year PA students.
Anna Claire Schaefer
Best Name Team (for “Lord Have MRSA”):
“The KAPA Challenge Bowl trophy is home!” said Cheryl Vanderford, MPAS, PA-C, and assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Physician Assistant Studies.
Fifteen teams competed in this year’s KAPA Challenge Bowl from across Kentucky (Sullivan, University of the Cumberlands, University of the Cumberlands Northern Kentucky campus, and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee).
“The two finalist teams were both from UKPA,” Vanderford said. “How proud are we that UKPA was finalist and runner-up?”
And UKPA Morehead students also won best team name: Lord Have MRSA!
Several students also had research posters that were peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 2021 KAPA Symposium.
Curriculum includes a three-course series in biostatistics, research methods and critical appraisal of medical research. Students work in a small research team (with a UK PA Faculty Mentor) to produce an original research article and poster. Research teams are encouraged to present their work at other venues, such as this KAPA conference.
PAS Student Posters:
PAS Faculty Posters: