Zombies walked the grounds of a local theme park last fall to raise money for charity. The same folks spent another evening working at a community food network. Those efforts and more earned students from the School of Medicine’s Anesthesiologist Assistants program the first American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA) Cup during the organization’s annual meeting April 12-15 at Hilton Head, S.C.
The AAAA Cup was the first year of a competition that encourages students to become involved in the AAAA.
Activities that are part of the competition include donations to the organization’s legislative fund, class attendance at the annual AAAA conference, the AAAA Jeopardy competition and fundraising for the Lifebox Foundation, a global health charity that uses technology and training to make surgery safer in low-resource countries across Africa, Asia, South America and the Western Pacific.
Students in anesthesiologist assistants programs across the country participate in the friendly competition as a means of supporting the AA profession.