Medical Partnership Teams Compete in 2014 Southeast MedWAR Competition

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, two teams of AU/UGA Medical Partnership students competed in the Southeast MedWAR competition at Fort Gordon Military Base in Augusta, Georgia.  The teams participated in a 14.25 mile course that including navigating through the woods, wading through creeks, canoeing, mountain biking, and performing various outdoor medical emergency scenarios.

One team was comprised of all M1 students: Laura Kent, Brynne McAlpine, Meghan Murphy, and Sarah Whelchel.

The other team included Palmer Feibelman (M1), Will Galvin (M2), Hunter Meyer (M1), and Davis Waller (M1).  This team won second place in the competition.

Developed over 10 years ago, the annual MedWAR (Medical Wilderness Adventure Race) is meant to help traing students, doctors, nurses and emergency workers to manage medical emergencies that aren't near a hospital.  Approximately 30 teams competed in this year's event and were evaluated on how well they responded to the emergency situations.  The race began at 10 am and was completed 8 hours later.