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PA Students Win 2024 National Medical Challenge Bowl Championship

Saint Louis University (SLU) PA students Rebecca Oberkrom, Katie Reddy, and David Shengelia brought home the 2024 National Challenge Bowl championship title at the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA) conference on May 20. SLU was also represented by assistant professors Amanda McCormick, MPAS, PA-C and Karen Platt, MMS, PA-C at the conference.

AAPA Challenge Bowl Winners

SLU PA students Rebecca Oberkrom, Katie Reddy, and David Shengelia at the 2024 AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl competition. 

The AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl is a high-energy medical game show where teams answer multiple choice questions about a variety of subjects, including physical diagnosis, microbiology, OB/GYN, pulmonary, cardiology, primary care, emergency medicine, and surgery. The 36 top-scoring teams advance to the on-stage rounds to answer free response questions on topics ranging from anatomy to psychiatry. 

Genevieve Del Rosario, MHS, PA-C, associate professor and director of SLU’s PA program, expressed her excitement about the team’s championship win. 

“We are so proud of our students for winning the AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl! The team beat students from over 90 programs from across the nation. Winning this championship is a testament to the hard work and dedication they have demonstrated during their time in the program.”

About SLU’s Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences:

The Doisy College of Health Sciences has provided students with the tools and education to become well-prepared healthcare professionals since 1929. The Doisy College of Health Sciences offers healthcare education at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional levels in a variety of health-related fields.

About Saint Louis University:

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of more than 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.