PA Student Places in Writing Competition

May 03, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio—University of Mount Union physician assistant studies major Alysse Boyd of Cleveland, OH recently won second place in the PAEA/JAAPA Student Writing Competition.

For placing, Boyd will have the opportunity to present her paper during the 2013 AAPA IMPACT Conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 28 during a three-night stay in the city.

Boyd’s essay is called “Navigating Consciousness: The Practical and Ethical Implications of fMRI to Establish Awareness and Communicate with Disordered Consciousness.” Boyd will receive $300 for her second-place win.

“We are very proud of Alysse,” said Sharon Luke, director of physician assistant studies at the University. “This is an outstanding honor for her, the PA program and the University of Mount Union.”

The PAEA/JAAPA (Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants) Student Writing Competition was created to recognize outstanding papers authored by physician assistant students. Students are eligible for a $500 prize as well as the chance to present their essays at the national conference.

All first- and second-year physician assistant students, as well as recent graduates from PAEA (Physician Assistant Education Association) member programs and/or institutional colleague programs, are eligible. Papers must be written while enrolled in a physician assistant program.

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