Duke Orthopaedic PA Residency Program

Welcome to the Duke Orthopaedics PA Surgical Residency Program. The Department of Orthopaedics at Duke University Medical Center is one of the nation’s leaders in the delivery of orthopaedic care and resident education. We are the birthplace of the Physician Assistant profession created by Dr. Eugene Stead in 1967. Physician Assistants have become more and more involved in the healthcare system in the many years since the first graduating class at Duke.  Today we see Physician Assistants provide care in all specialties of medicine.  Orthopaedics permits for a varied and rewarding career for a physician assistant, and there are many opportunities that exist in this specialty.
With the understanding that Physician Assistants require more specialized training in Orthopaedics to make an impact in future employment, the Department of Orthopaedic  Surgery at Duke Medical Center has developed a postgraduate residency training program for Physician Assistants interested in a career in Orthopaedic surgery.  Duke Orthopaedics is taking the initiative to become one of the leaders in the training of Physician Assistants in Orthopaedics.  We are excited to offer this program as a 12 month residency that will provide both didactic and clinical education.  The resident will have first assist OR training, first call responsibility, extensive clinical training to provide sound skills to practice as a Physician Assistant in Orthopaedics.  The resident will be exposed to all aspects and subspecialties within Orthopaedics.  The Physician Assistant resident will develop the knowledge and skills to make an immediate impact on their postgraduate practice.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of the residency program, a certificate will be awarded from Duke University Medical Center and the Department of Orthopaedics.
Contact Us
Ashley Grimsley, Director
Duke Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Residency Program
4709 Creekstone Dr, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 660-8561 Fax: (919) 660-2217