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Pima Medical Respiratory Therapy Students Once Again Dominate Sputum Bowl

Posted: August 19, 2015 by Elizabeth Baker

Mesa, Ariz. (Aug. 19, 2015) – The national Sputum Bowl competition is less than three months away, and from the looks of it, finals may be dominated by Pima Medical Institute students—again.

Last year, the Denver campus took the national title, making it the fourth national title for the campus. In 2013, the Las Vegas campus won the national title.

The Sputum Bowl is a fast-paced, Jeopardy-style competition that involves multiple categories related to respiratory therapy, including anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, pathology, acute care and much more. Competitors must hit a buzzer as quickly as possible and correctly answer quesitons for points. 

Just last week respiratory therapy students from Pima Medical’s Albuquerque campus won the New Mexico title. They’ll be headed to the finals, where they will compete against students from the Denver and Las Vegas campuses, as well as students from other schools. Both Denver and Las Vegas won their state championships earlier this year.

Albuquerque respiratory therapy students pose for a group photo
Pima Medical Institute's Albuquerque Sputum Bowl team took
first place in early August, winning the New Mexico title.
They're headed to the finals in November.

The national Sputum Bowl is scheduled during the American Association of Respiratory Care’s (AARC) 2015 convention in Tampa, Florida from Nov. 7-10.

On Sept. 1, students from the Tucson and Mesa campuses will compete in Phoenix during the Arizona Society for Respiratory Care’s 2015 conference. If either campus wins, those students will also be headed to Florida in November.

Check back on Pima Medical’s news page for regular Sputum Bowl updates between now and the November national finals.

Pima Medical Institute offers the respiratory therapy associate degree at its Mesa and Tucson, Ariz., campuses, Las Vegas, Renton, Wash., Albuquerque, N.M., Chula Vista, Calif., Denver and Houston campuses. Pima Medical also offers the online bachelor of science in respiratory therapy.

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Pima Medical Institute operates 16 campuses as well as an online division. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with ground locations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont. For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.


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