Katherine Caro Katherine Caro, PA-S

One of the aspects that attracted me to the Duke Physician Assistant Program was the program’s commitment to fostering an environment that encourages students to serve their community. This commitment was something I noticed immediately on my interview day while learning about various opportunities afforded by the program including the Underserved Community Scholar Program. 

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Nathan McCloskey Nathan McCloskey, PA-S

Cardiology has been one of the most challenging and rewarding clinical units we have covered thus far in our didactic coursework. The complexity of cardiology makes it easy to feel overwhelmed in the nuances of the diagnoses and management of the many diseases of the heart. Thankfully, at the end of each clinical unit the Duke Physician Assistant Program incorporates common problem lab sessions to synthesize and reflect the material we learn in the classroom into clinical cases. 

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Alissa Binford Alissa Binford, PA-S

I was asked to write a blog entry on "what I wish I had known about PA school." The truth is, this was a very difficult idea to corral and translate onto paper (you're reading draft number 6).

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Audrey Fortezzo Audrey Fortezzo, PA-S

That first day walking into gross anatomy lab was an experience I will never forget. I was a little nervous, but mostly curious about the whole process. Having never worked with cadavers before, I had no idea what to expect.

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Eric Langhans Eric Langhans, PA-S

Duke Medicine Mission

Duke Medicine strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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