PA students to compete in National Medical Challenge BowlThree Harding University students have been chosen to compete in the
21st Annual Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician
Assistants National Medical Challenge Bowl June 2 in Las Vegas.
The team includes Christopher Davis of Little Rock, Jen Brewer of
North Little Rock, and Kim Carlon of North Little Rock. All three are
enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program at Harding.
The Challenge Bowl is held as part of the American Academy of
Physician Assistants annual conference. The competition is between PA
programs nationwide and involves teams of three players competing
against each other to answer medical questions. Teams are made up of
volunteers from each program.
This is the second Harding team to compete in the Challenge Bowl since
the class of 2007.
Faculty who will attend are Gary Hill, associate professor and
clinical director of the PA program and Greg Davenport, assistant
professor and PA academic director. Other students who will attend the
conference include Karen Bartosh of Searcy, who is the House of
Delegates representative; Mallory Tucker of Tallahassee, Fla.; and Tim
Shipp of Searcy, who is the Assembly of Representatives delegate.
The 28-month graduate program began at Harding in summer 2005 and is
the first physician assistant program in Arkansas. Currently there are
66 students enrolled in the program. The Accreditation Review
Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant awarded continued
accreditation to the program in September 2009.
For more information about the physician assistant program, visit