Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

By Purnell T. Cropper | May 8, 2013

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to participate in a day of fun games and social festivities. This year’s events consisted of six games.

While the fun of the Olympic-themed events was a major focal point of the day, the true reason the participants came together was to celebrate their fundraising efforts and present a $3,300 check to a local charity. This year’s recipient was the Philadelphia Chapter of ALS Association, which supports research and patient services for those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.