Spreading the PA Message Through Service

Have you ever thought about diving into the Aurora Reservoir in the middle of winter? Students in the Physician Assistant program did just that as part of the Aurora Polar Plunge & 5K, an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics Colorado. The PrAirie Dog Team not only ran in the 5K and plunged into the reservoir’s icy waters, they also raised over $700 for the organization!

Earlier in the year, students also partnered with the Colorado Area Health Education Center to provide free health screenings at the National Western Stock Show. The screenings included blood pressure, pulse oximetry, blood glucose, vision and balance screenings, and BMI calculations. Students also provided adult health education to rural and underserved populations.

Most recently, students honed their skills in suturing and ultrasound during workshops at CAPA’s 2020 CME Winter Conference. The conference also featured a Student Challenge Bowl, in which students competed in teams of three to test their knowledge and skills, with the RVU team making it to the final round.

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