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The APMA Podiatry School
Student Quiz Bowl: Student
Contestant Feature
By Stephani Cadar, DMU-CPMS Class of 2025
The American Podiatric Medical Association will host
the 6th annual Podiatry School Student Quiz Bowl at
the Annual Scientific Meeting on Saturday July 15th in
Nashville Tennessee. Each of the current CPME approved
colleges of podiatric medicine with a 4th year class selected
a student contestant to participate in the jeopardy format
competition. The competition consists of three preliminary
rounds of three contestants each and the winner of each
round will advance to the final round. Each round consists
of a total of 25 available questions and categorized into 5
areas of knowledge: Podiatric Surgery; Podiatric Medicine;
Podiatric Biomechanics; Go Look It Up; and Miscellaneous.
The APMA awards the winner of the competition $1,000,
the 2nd place finisher $500 and the 3rd place finisher $250.
Each year the winner's name and school will be inscribed
on a trophy that will be kept at the winning school. Now let
us meet this year's student contestant line-up:
Whitney Elizabeth Branham
Name: Whitney Elizabeth Branham
Hometown: Santa Clarita
Podiatric School: Arizona College of Podiatric Medicine at Midwestern University
What is your favorite subject/class at your podiatric school? LE Anatomy
What is your favorite hype song? Started from the Bottom By Drake.
What are you most excited about as you enter your fourth year? I am excited to have the ability
to travel to new places, meet new people, and try new coffee shops. Also I am excited to
scrub cases we have learned about in our classes and get a preview of what residency will
look like.
What is your favorite method of keeping all the academic information fresh in your mind? Rewrite
the lecture notes and get at least 3 passes through everything!
What is your favorite memory from your third year rotations? My last day at the MWU clinic
working with our awesome faculty and getting to scrub a few cases with Dr.Kroleski
who allowed me to perform a flexor tenotomy, suture, throw screws, and assist with an
endoscopic plantar fasciotomy.
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