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Date: Sep 28, 2011
Hofstra PA Students win Statewide “Medical Jeopardy” Contest
Will compete for national title in May 2012
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -- A team of Hofstra students have won bragging rights as New York’s sharpest physician assistant students after clinching as 2011 champions in the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) “Medical Jeopardy” competition.
The championship question described the following case study: A 60-year-old man has symptoms including fever, malaise and chest pains two weeks after he suffered a heart attack. He is suffering from…
The answer? What is Dressler’s Syndrome.
The three-student team from Hofstra’s Physician Assistant Studies Program – Jason Wieland, Edward Wansor and Jaclyn McQuade – won out over PA programs from nine other colleges and universities in the state, including St. John’s University, Pace University, Stony Brook University, Albany Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York Institute of Technology and SUNY Upstate Medical University. It is only the second year the Hofstra team has competed.
“Hofstra never competed until last year, so we are especially proud,” said Theresa Horvath , director of the Physician Assistant Studies program.
The team will travel to Toronto in May 2012 to represent New York State in the national “Medical Jeopardy” competition.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. With a small average class size (21 students) and low student-teacher ratio (14 to 1), the University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future. Located in Nassau County, New York, on over 240 acres, the University is less than an hour from midtown Manhattan.