Text explaining the two KAPA awards.
Physician Assistant of the
KAPA Memorial Scholarship
2013 KAPA Memorial Scholarship Winner Announced
Troy Frick is this year's memorial scholarship winner. Troy was raised on a small farm near Durham, KS (about 1 hour North of Wichita). He grew up hunting, fishing, camping, and playing sports. Troy graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2007 and played football, basketball, and baseball.
Troy then played football at Tabor College in Hillsboro for one year before a career-ending wrist injury. Through this injury, Troy learned about and fell in love with the PA profession. Cameron Koster at Pinnacle Ortho in Hutchinson, KS was the first PA that took Troy under his wing and introduced him to the PA profession. It was also through this injury that the door opened for Troy to get into the Athletic Training Program at Tabor College, where he later served as the head student athletic trainer. Troy graduated from Tabor in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and is still currently licensed as a certified Athletic Trainer. Troy has also undertaken several over-seas medical mission trips, and has shown a true passion for helping the sick and those in need. His faith is a very important part of who he is. After he graduates from PA school, Troy hopes to serve as a PA both in Kansas as well as across the world. He will take on this journey with the love of his life, Amanda, who he just recently married on 6/22/13. Troy and Amanda currently live in west Wichita.
Congratulations to Troy Frick as the 2013 KAPA Memorial Scholarship Winner