Chapman University physician assistant students are headed to a national competition after coming in first in the state.
Three PA students won the California Academy of PAs’ annual Student Challenge Bowl in Carlsbad. They competed against PA programs from around the state, taking a written exam, answering rapid-fire questions about subjects like pharmacology, pathophysiology and anatomy and made diagnoses and treatments from scenarios.
The students will go to the national competition in spring.
The team was mentored by faculty members Anne Walsh and Mayngan Stone, who spent the last four months preparing students one evening per week and on Saturdays, according to Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Dean Janeen Hill.