Physician assistant students volunteer at Special Olympics

Kaitlin Coyle '17 and Adam Bosley '17, third-year students in the graduate physician assistant program, volunteer providing medical aid on June 11 during the Special Olympics summer games in New Haven.

Treating the whole patient

Kaitlin Coyle '17 and Adam Bosley '17, third-year students in the graduate physician assistant program, volunteer providing medical aid on June 11 during the Special Olympics summer games in New Haven.

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obcat Nation is committed to giving back to the community.

More than 20 third-year Quinnipiac physician assistant students volunteered at the Connecticut Special Olympics this weekend, providing medical support to the athletes competing in cycling, soccer, swimming and track.

“I chose to volunteer with Special Olympics because it was a great opportunity to use the skills I have developed during my time in the physician assistant program — specifically throughout clinical rotations during the last year — to give back to a cause that is very important to me,” said Courtney Montferret ’17. “It was inspiring to see the positivity and sportsmanship of that the athletes displayed before, during and after the games.”

Hands-on learning

Catherine Morelli ‘17, a student in the graduate physician assistant program, bandages a cut for athlete Helen Evans while volunteering on June 11 during the Special Olympics summer games in New Haven.

The students, who will complete their degrees in August, are part of the No. 5 ranked physician assistant program — of nearly 200 nationwide — by U.S. News and World Report. Initiatives like these help our students to be better prepared to be key members of an evolving health care team with keen cultural awareness to effectively treat diverse populations.

In addition to honing her health care skills, Jaime Lynn Moyles ’17 enjoyed cheering on the participants in between treatments.

“It is truly an inspiring event and something I am grateful to be a part of,” she said.

Catherine Morelli ‘17 said it was a great way to give back to the community while having fun.

“Working with people who have disabilities has been something I’ve been involved in on and off over the years,” she said. “I was so excited for this opportunity.”

Jaime Lynn Moyles ‘17, a third-year student in the graduate physician assistant program, cheers for athletes as she volunteers on the medical team on June 11 during the Special Olympics summer games in New Haven.

In it together

Jaime Lynn Moyles ‘17, a third-year student in the graduate physician assistant program, cheers for athletes as she volunteers on the medical team on June 11 during the Special Olympics summer games in New Haven.

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