AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl

AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl

Monday, May 22
4 p.m.

Cheer on your PA program at this high-energy medical game show, held on Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. in Music City Center. All teams will answer multiple choice questions on a screen using an Audience Response System (ARS) keypad. The 36 top-scoring teams will then advance to the on-stage rounds and answer free response questions on a variety of topics ranging from anatomy to microbiology and psychiatry.

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.

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What are the eligibility requirements?

  • At least 75% of all PA students in the team’s PA program must be AAPA student members.
  • The team’s Student Academy representative (SAR) must attend the virtual AOR meeting held prior to Conference. The SAR is not required to be a Challenge Bowl participant.
  • All team members must be AAPA student members currently enrolled in an accredited PA program that has a student society registered with AAPA.
  • All three team members must be registered for AAPA’s Conference.
  • Only one team member per team can be graduating within 30 days of competition.

How do I register a team?

Team sign-ups for the 2023 Challenge Bowl are 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 [email protected].

More on the Challenge Bowl:


Premier Sponsor

  • RoshReview logo

Supporting Sponsor

  • NCCPA logo

Sustaining Sponsor

  • CM&F logo

2023 Participating Teams

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Bethel University-TN
  • Bryant University
  • Butler University
  • Campbell University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chapman University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • CUNY School of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • Emory University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • George Washington University
  • Harding University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • High Point University
  • Hofstra University
  • Indiana University
  • James Madison University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Kansas State University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Lincoln Memorial University-Harrogate
  • Long Island University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mercer University
  • Mercy College of Ohio
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Miami-Dade College
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Midwestern University-Downers Grove
  • Mississippi College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University-Ft. Lauderdale
  • Nova Southeastern-Ft. Myers
  • Nova Southeastern-Jacksonville
  • Nova Southeastern-Orlando
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Radford University
  • Rocky Mountain University
  • Rush University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Elizabeth University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Salus University
  • Samford University
  • South College-Atlanta
  • South College-Knoxville
  • South University-Richmond
  • South University-Savannah
  • South University-West Palm Beach
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Springfield College
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Sullivan University
  • Touro University-Nevada
  • Trine University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Florida
  • University of Lynchburg
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Oklahoma-OKC
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of the Cumberlands-Northern KY
  • Valparaiso University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Westfield State University
  • West Liberty University
  • Wingate University
  • Yale PA Online
  • Yale University