Emily Choi Emily Choi, PA-S

In addition to our fascinating anatomy cadaver dissection labs on Fridays, we have the Patient Assessment and Counselling I (PAC I) course to look forward to.  While half of our class is in the anatomy lab exploring parts of the body on cadavers, the other half is in PAC I learning the relevant non-invasive physical examination technique on our class partner. We prepare for PAC I each week by watching a prerecorded lecture and taking an online quiz to ensure we will be ready for the session.

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By Sharon Hull, M.D., MPH

Most of you know that the Duke Family Medicine Center is part of Duke’s Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC). This organization is home to the “practice plan” for Duke faculty clinicians. The PDC has recently named new leadership, and that leadership has set out to complete a strategic planning process across the entire PDC. Each clinical department has been asked to participate in that process, and Community and Family Medicine has done so.

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Lara SnyderName: Lara Snyder

Position: Project Planner

Division in CFM: Chair’s Office

Time in this position: 2 years

Years at Duke: 2 years

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By Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP

It was with significant satisfaction that I read the new position paper by the American Academy of Family Physicians “Integration of Primary Care and Public Health,” a call to action, published on December 18.

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Bettina KarpathianName: Bettina Karpathian

Position: RN Case Manager

Division in CFM: Community Health

Time in this position: 6 years

Years at Duke: 13

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