COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

The Duke Physician Assistant Program recognizes the quickly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following guidelines are up to date as of June 18, 2021.

The Duke Physician Assistant Program is adhering to guidelines put forth by Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University, and specific Duke buildings as well as applicable local, state, and federal guidelines. 

Instruction for the 2020-2021 academic year will be a configuration of on-campus, hands-on, experiences in addition to high quality remote instruction.

Students are required to remain in Durham to attend on-campus activities. 

Duke PA program staff and faculty continue to work remotely and are only on campus for limited scheduled activities.

All Duke University employees and students are expected to sign and abide by the Duke Compact.

Entering the Duke PA program building at 800 S Duke St:

Everyone must wear a mask while inside the building, and all faculty, staff and students must complete the symptom monitoring survey via the RedCap or SymMon apps.

Please do not enter the building if you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus.

Everyone is required to wear masks in the building at all times. The only time masks may be removed within the building is when faculty or staff are alone in their own office.

Please maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet when possible.

Hand sanitizer stations are distributed throughout the building for ongoing use. 

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and have been in the Duke PA program building within the last 14 days please contact the Student Health hotline or Employee Health hotline.


Interviews (September – November 2021)
The Duke Physician Assistant Program will conduct virtual interviews for the 2021-2022 cycle.
Program visitation
At this time, the Duke PA program is not accepting any prospective student visitors. To see more about our facilities, please visit our facilities page.
Requests for recruitment
At this time, the Duke PA program is not doing any in-person recruitment activities. However, if you would like us to speak to your students via Zoom, or participate in your institution’s virtual recruiting fair, please email