Category Archives: Physician Assistant Program

Duke Physician Assistant Program

HRSA awards Duke $2.3 million grant; Karen Hills and PA Program to lead project

by Sarah Harrison The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded Duke University an approximate $2.3 million grant for primary care training and enhancement. Led by the Duke Physician Assistant Program, the project will be a collaboration between the Department of Community and Family Medicine, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School… Read More »

Staff Spotlight: Rachel Mullis

Name: Rachel Mullis Position: Assessment Program Coordinator Division in CFM: Duke Physician Assistant Program Time in this position: 3.5 years (October 2012) Years at Duke: 7 years (September 2009) What I do at work: I edit exams, post grades, request student feedback, and generally help faculty monitor student performance in real-time. I am usually elbows… Read More »

Duke Physician Assistant Program: Birthplace of the PA Profession

By Andrea Martin The Duke Physician Assistant Program celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2015, marking the milestone of being the first physician assistant (PA) program in the nation and the birthplace of the PA profession. The Duke PA program originated in the Department of Medicine, but moved to the Department of Community Health Sciences… Read More »

Duke physician assistant students raise more than $14K for childhood cancer research

By Jennifer Quigley President, PA Class of 2017 Duke Physician Assistant Program students raised $14,166 for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research for treatments and cures for childhood cancer. On May 1, the Duke Physician Assistant Program Class of 2017 showed its dedication to the cause and braved the rain to run a 5K to… Read More »

Duke PA students travel to Cuba to explore the country’s health care system

By Jamie Cook  Duke Physician Assistant Program students enrolled in the spring course “Public Health and Healthcare in Cuba,” along with faculty and some practicing PAs, took a week-long trip to Cuba in April to explore Cuba’s universal health care system. The country’s health care system is much different from the United States, which is… Read More »