2019 Ethics Bowl


First Place:  PA– Fort Lauderdale/Davie
First Place: PA– Fort Lauderdale/Davie

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, the annual HPD Ethics Bowl was held. Over 120 students, faculty and staff attended the event to compete or cheer on their team.  Eleven teams competed for the coveted distinction of Ethics Bowl Champion. This year, the winner was the Physician Assistant, Ft Lauderdale/Davie team.  In 2nd place was the Anesthesiology Assistant, Ft Lauderdale/Davie Team. Winning the bronze medals were the students from the Physical Therapy, Ft Lauderdale/Davie program.

Second Place:  Anesthesiology Assistant
Second Place: Anesthesiology Assistant

For the months leading up to the event, students worked with their team coaches to hone their ethical reasoning skills to prepare for the cases that might be presented to them.  Fourteen faculty judges served alongside six moderators to make each of the four rounds fair and organized. Below is a short video of the announcement of the winners after the first round:


Each year, there is an Ethics Bowl Spirit Award given to the team(s) that bring the most supporters and team spirit. This year, there was so much energy in the room that we couldn’t make a clear decision, so there are a few winners.

  • Anesthesiology Assistant
  • Medical Sonography
  • Nursing­– Fort Lauderdale/Davie
  • PA– Fort Lauderdale/Davie
Third Place:  Physical Therapy
Third Place: Physical Therapy

“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.”Zig Ziglar (1926 – ), Motivational Speaker and Author.

“Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isn’t the will to do what is right.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 – 2008), Russian Novelist and Historian, Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature in 197

Again, congratulations to all who participated!  I look forward to seeing you next year at Ethics Bowl 2020.

-Terry Morrow Nelson, Ph.D., PCHCS Student Affairs Assistant Dean

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