PA Students Take First Place at Ultrasound Competition
2019 Jun 7
On May 20, a team of second-year physician assistant studies students took first place in the Yes, I Scan: Ultrasound Student Workshop and Competition.
At the competition, held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Team Sonic Boom competed for the top honor against 36 other teams from physician assistant (PA) programs across the country.
Team members demonstrated their ultrasound skills in a variety of clinical circumstances. One instance included the use of portable ultrasonography at a patient's bedside to quickly and correctly diagnose shock from a pulmonary embolism, which was caused by deep vein thrombosis of the leg. The students then also ordered the appropriate labs and treatment protocol.