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AAPA’s National Medical Challenge Bowl


Who Will be the Champion?

Wednesday, May 17
7 p.m.


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This high-energy medical game show will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in Room Mandalay EFGH. All teams will answer multiple choice questions on a screen using an Audience Response System (ARS) keypad. The top-scoring 36 teams will then advance to the on-stage rounds and will answer free response questions on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy, microbiology and psychiatry.

AAPA’s National Medical Challenge Bowl grows in popularity each year, with more teams competing in 2017 than any other time in the event’s history.


Challenge Bowl Information

Challenge Bowl Rules & Procedures:

Find information about Challenge Bowl orientation, game scoring and policies in the Challenge Bowl Rules & Procedures.

What types of questions are asked during the competition?

Questions are asked on a variety of subjects, including physical diagnosis, microbiology, anatomy, OB/GYN, pulmonary, cardiology, primary care, emergency medicine and surgery.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • At least 75 percent of all PA students in the team’s PA program must be AAPA student members.
  • The team’s Assembly of Representatives representative must attend the AOR meeting held during AAPA’s annual conference.
  • All team members must be AAPA student members currently enrolled in an accredited PA program that has a student society registered with AAPA.
  • All team members must be registered for AAPA’s annual conference.
  • Only one team member per team can be graduating within 30 days of competition. 

How do I register a team?

2017 Challenge Bowl registration is now closed. 

What is the cost of registration?

There is no entrance fee. Participants must be registered as conference attendees and show their conference name badge at team registration. 

When will I know if my team has been accepted?

  • All teams will be notified of their eligibility status in March.
  • For more information, contact the Student Academy National Office at 571-319-4310 or email

Participating Teams:

Augsburg College
Baldwin Wallace University
Baylor College of Medicine
Bethel University TN
Bryant University
Butler University
Campbell Univeristy
Case Western University
Charles R Drew University
Clarkson University
CUNY School of Medicine
DeSales University
Drexel University
Duke University
Elon University
Emory University
George Washington University
Harding University
Hofstra University
James Madison University
Jefferson College
Lake Erie College
Le Moyne College
Long Island University
Lynchburg College
Marist College
Mary Baldwin College
MCPHS – Manchester
Medical University of South Carolina
Mercer University
Mercyhurst University
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Miami Dade College
Midwestern University-Glendale
Mississippi College
Missouri State University
Northern Arizona University
Nova Southeastern – Jacksonville
Nova Southeastern- Ft. Lauderdale
Nova Southeastern Orlando
Nova Southeastern University Fort Myers
PCOM Philly
Penn State College
Philadelphia University AC
Quinnipiac University
Red Rocks Community College
Rocky Mountain College
Rush University
Rutgers University
Saint Louis University
Salus University
Shenandoah University
South College TN
South University-Savannah
Southern Illinois University
Springfield College
St. Catherine University
Sullivan University
Temple University
The University of Oklahoma OKC
Touro College Manhattan
Tufts University
University of Alabama Brimingham
University of Arkansas
University of Bridgeport
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Missouri KC
University of Mount Union
University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
University of Southern California
University of Toledo
University of Utah
UT San Antonio
Wake Forest University
Wichita State University
Wingate University
Yale University


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