by Mychal Smith '16PA

Last month, the University's Physician Assistant (PA) Class of 2016 joined with six other area PA programs to compete in the annual Physician Assistant Olympics, a fundraiser where each school competes by raising money for a select charity. Participants are involved in a variety of competitive and clever games created by the participating schools and the planning committee.

Each year a charity is chosen to receive the money raised by the students and this year, the Marfan Foundation was selected. Marfan Syndrome is a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder and the Marfan Foundation raises awareness of the disease and its symptoms. With the contributions of the seven participating PA programs and the donations received from a fundraiser in February, $11,581.11 was successfully raised!

The Salus PA program would like to thank everyone in the Salus community for their contributions during our bake sales that were held throughout the semester in order to help raise awareness for Marfan Syndrome. The University's representatives on the PA Olympics planning committee were Ms. Joy Henderson, PA-C, interim program director and Christine Savage '16PA and Mychal Smith '16PA.