Duke’s new Office for the Promotion of PA Practice (OPPAP) will host its first formal event, a Duke PA Summit, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Great Hall, Trent Semans Center. It will be a day of collaboration, networking, and education for, by, and about all physician assistants (PAs) employed at Duke.
OPPAP was founded in 2019 in the PA Division of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health in the Duke University School of Medicine with the aim of enhancing the professional identity and opportunities for all PAs at Duke.
“There are about 500 PAs employed within the Duke enterprise,” says Patricia McKelvey Dieter, MPA, PA-C, division chief, PA Division. “At the birthplace of the PA profession, we want to ensure that PAs are satisfied, recognized, and valued and have long and evolving careers within Duke.”
The PA profession was originated at Duke in 1965 by Eugene A. Stead, Jr. The two-year training program graduated its first class of three former U.S. Navy corpsmen in 1967, and now graduates up to 90 students per year.
All PAs working at Duke are invited to attend the Duke PA Summit. Registration is required. Please visit http://pa.duke.edu/oppap for event details and a link to register. For more information about the Office for the Promotion of PA Practice, contact Patricia McKelvey Dieter at email@example.com.