LEC PA Program 5th in the Nation for the AAPA Medical Challenge Bowl

On May 24th the Lake Erie College PA Program placed 5th in the nation for the American Academy of Physician Assistants Medical Challenge Bowl, competing against over sixty other PA Programs. To make it to the championship round they won the North Central Region Challenge Bowl. The team was made up of current students planned to graduate in 2021, Shyanna Neu, Steven Zigman, and Jessica Holiday. “I would just say being an AAPA Challenge Bowl Finalist team was a huge honor,” Zigman said. “Although we didn't win the championship, finishing as one of the top six Physician Assistant schools in the country is something we are very proud of. “We truly believe Lake Erie College's PA Program is one of the best in the country,” Zigman continued. “Along with their incredible professors, we were glad we could do our part in showing that to the rest of the PA community throughout the United States.” The team members earned their positions from an internal challenge bowl and held biweekly practice sessions with advisors Professor Jennifer Sample and Professor Sean Kramer. The finalist placement continues a strong academic tradition from the Lake Erie College PA Program. The team has placed into the national quarterfinals or higher almost every year since the Program inception. Professor Sean Kramer stated, “Our students worked incredibly hard during a short period of time to gain an incredible amount of medical knowledge. I am very proud of them.” To learn more about the American Academy of Physician Assistants and their National Medical Challenge Bowl, consider visiting their website at https://www.aapa.org/conference/special-events/national-medical-challenge-bowl/