Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Student Writing Competition, sponsored by the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association.
The three winners’ entries were selected from over 50 high-quality submissions on a variety of topics, ranging from evidence-based reviews of clinical questions, to essays on the PA profession, to original research. Sixty-seven faculty members, representing nearly 40 programs, volunteered their time to review the submissions.
Following the preliminary reviews by faculty reviewers, the Student Writing Competition Subcommittee, chaired by Will Schweinle, PhD, of the University of South Dakota, identified the three winners:
Second place: Alysse Boyd of the University of Mount Union for her submission, “Navigating Consciousness: The Practical and Ethical Implications of fMRI to Establish Awareness and Communicate with Disordered Consciousness”
The student winners will present their research papers at IMPACT 2013: AAPA’s 41st Annual Physician Assistant Conference in Washington, D.C. at the end of the May, and be recognized at an awards ceremony, receiving monetary prizes from JAAPA’s publisher, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
This is the 12th cycle of the Student Writing Competition. The competition encourages and fosters research among PA students and is an opportunity for faculty development for PA educators.