The Office for the Promotion of PA Practice was founded in 2019 in the Division of PA Studies, with the aim of enhancing the professional identity and opportunities for all PAs at Duke.

PAs at Duke practice in any number of clinical locations, including Duke’s three hospitals, clinics and more, while some also teach in the Duke Physician Assistant Program and precept PA students, as well.

A major objective of OPPAP is to build a nexus for collaboration among PA education, PA clinical practice, and PA research at Duke.

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For more information about the Office for the Promotion of PA Practice, contact Patricia McKelvey Dieter,, chief of the Division of PA Studies in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.