Huntington High School Graduate Part of Winning Hofstra Team

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Left Jason Wieland, middle Edward Wansor and right Jaclyn McQuade

Left Jason Wieland, middle Edward Wansor and right Jaclyn McQuade

Congratulations to Jason Wieland, a 2005 Huntington High School graduate, who helped Hofstra win the Statewide “Medical Jeopardy” Contest. This is a contest for physician assistants (PA) run by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA).

The championship question described the following case study: A 60-year-old man has symptoms including  fever, malaise and chest pains two weeks after he suffered a heart attack. He is suffering from…

The answer? What is Dressler’s Syndrome.

Jason was part of a three-student team from Hofstra’s Physician Assistant Studies Program that also included Edward Wansor and Jaclyn McQuade. They won out over PA programs from nine other colleges and universities in the state, including St. John’s University, Pace University, Stony Brook University, Albany Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical School, New York Institute of Technology and SUNY Upstate Medical University. It is only the second year the Hofstra team has competed.

“Hofstra never competed until last year, so we are especially proud,” said Theresa Horvath , director of the Physician Assistant Studies program.

If financing can be arranged the team will travel to Toronto in May 2012 to represent New York State in the national “Medical Jeopardy” competition.

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