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Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

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Occ Summary

The Physician Assistant Fellow is involved in a 12-month intensive training program administered by clinical science departments at Duke University Medical Center. Physician Assist ant Fellows are credentialed as full members of the medical team and are involved in all aspects of preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic patient care. The Fellow will attend lectures, seminars, and laboratories and participate in clinical, hands-on patient care with appropriate oversight by the supervising physician.

Work Performed

Attend lectures, seminars, and laboratories that have been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of various disease processes. Instruction will cover both general and sub- specialty topics.

Emphasis will be placed on didactic and clinical training in a medical specialty which will allow the fellow to gain more autonomy as they master evaluation skills, knowledge of disease processes, and become competent in all procedures necessary to practice in a specified medical practice.

In addition to classroom/laboratory instruction, the clinical curriculum will include attending weekly rounds, Grand Rounds, D&C Conference and other conferences organized by the designated department.

Prepare for clinical rotations by rounding with the healthcare team and becoming familiar with the routine of the clinical practice.

Clinical curriculum duties will include history and physical examinations, writing patient orders and progress notes in the hospital record, responding to and evaluating patient problems, making rounds, ordering diagnostic studies, and could also include assisting in the Operating Room, and performing invasive procedures with appropriate competence checks and oversight by the supervising physician an d/or designated back-up physicians.

Take night call on a rotating basis. The PA Fellow will be the first call house officer and, under the supervision of the senior resident, will be primarily responsible for the care of all patients on the service.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualifications


Graduation from a PA Training Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). B. S. and have passed or be eligible to take the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification Examination. Licensure by the North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB).


None other than that specified in the Education section above. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANTEDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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