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Trainer teaches longest medical class

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John Bielinski leads a Sarasota session for 30 hours.
by: Whitney Elfstrom Staff Writer

With a goal landing in Guinness World Records for the longest medical lesson, John Bielinski Jr., CEO of American Medical Seminars Inc., taught 25 physician assistants for 30 consecutive hours Nov. 16.

In a Westin Sarasota ballroom, Bielinski began teaching his seminar at 4 a.m. on everything from the cardiovascular system to behavioral science. 

Students had to remain awake and alert, though they received the equivalent of a five-minute break every hour. Donation proceeds from the event will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

I’m the Sarasota community reporter, which means I cover the people, places and things of Sarasota. I graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a degree in journalism and digital communication and a minor in English. 

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