Physician Assistant Students Participate in Local “Olympic” Fundraiser

By Caitlin Burns | May 3, 2016

On  April 16, Arcadia University Physician Assistant (PA) students and faculty participated in the 14th annual Physician Assistant Olympics.

This year, 432 PA students from seven local programs came together at Bamboo Gardens in Vincentown, N.J. to participate in a series of medical-themed “Olympic” games and social festivities.

Each PA program hosted one game, and the faculty members from each school collaborated on a Trivia Bowl. While the students competed head-to-head in these eight events, this day was a celebration of the great success the schools had by fundraising an impressive $15,500 for the Mazzoni Center, the largest single contribution the center ever received.  

The Mazzoni Center is a local organization that has been providing health care and wellness services to the LGBTQ community in Philadelphia for more than 35 years. All the of donations will be going to the construction of its new clinic in Philadelphia, scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

Joining Arcadia University students were those from Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Salus University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and DeSales University.