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Pima Medical Competes for National Sputum Bowl Championship Title in November

Posted: October 8, 2015 by Elizabeth Baker

Sputum Bowl Pima Medical Institute Respiratory Therapy

Oct. 8, 2015 – For the first time in history, four campuses will represent Pima Medical Institute at the national Sputum Bowl challenge, happening this year in Tampa, Fla.

Current respiratory therapy students and recent graduates will head to Florida next month, where they will compete in the academic challenge during the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) 2015 annual convention. Pima Medical has sent three teams to nationals in the past, and won the national title last year.
Pima Medical’s teams will represent the states of Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. They will battle it out with schools representing other states from across the nation from Nov. 7-9. Finals are on the evening of Nov. 9, and all competitions will be held at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, Fla. 33602.

Look for updates, fun facts about team members and photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the next several weeks and during the competition. Make sure to tag us at @PimaMedical on Twitter and Instagram and use hashtags #SputumBowl and #MyPimaMedical when sharing your Sputum Bowl posts.

Sputum Bowl aims to inspire interest in respiratory care, current-day practices and in-depth knowledge. It is a Jeopardy-style game where students must quickly and accurately answer questions that range from anatomy and physiology to mechanical breathing and disease.
Last year, three campuses from Pima Medical – Denver, Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., competed in the state championship, with Denver winning the national title. Pima Medical has won the competition several times, including in 2014, 2008, 2006 and in 2005. In 2010, the Denver faculty won in the Practitioner Sputum Bowl championship.

The Sputum Bowl is an annual part of the American Association for Respiratory Care’s (AARC) yearly congress, which features the latest in technology and breakthroughs in respiratory care. 

Check out our respiratory thereapy associate degree and our online bachelor of science degree to learn more about enrolling. Will you be the next Sputum Bowl Pima Medical champion?
This year’s Sputum Bowl Pima Medical team members are:
Daniel Kilgore
Alec Howard
Andrew Dominguez
Danell McClendon
Christina Crist
Dysteny Stratton
Jenette Lacey
Las Vegas
Alex Galvez
Kyle Pinholster
Michael Gonzalez
Kersten Haughton
Jaime Thorpe
Bailey Hanson
DeAnne Wagoner
Kayla Forbis

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