Betsy Quick Melcher

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
800 South Duke Street, Box 104780 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 681-3161
betsy.melcher@duke.edu

Betsy Melcher is an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University. She serves the PA program as an academic coordinator and supports the development, administration, and assessment of the preclinical-year curriculum. She also teaches across a spectrum of topics, including prevention, orthopedics, anatomy, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. She has led multiple national and international presentations on interprofessional education (IPE). Prior to joining the faculty at Duke in 2010, Betsy practiced clinically in family medicine and continues to have clinical interests in primary care, sports medicine, and orthopedics. She currently continues clinical practice as a PA one day per week with the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation. 

Betsy completed her master’s degree in sports health care at the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2000 and practiced as an athletic trainer at North Carolina State University prior to becoming a PA. She currently serves as the founding facilitator of the PAEA Special Interest Group on IPE, Lead facilitator for PAEA Workshop - Faculty Skills 101, member of NCAPA Student Affairs Committee, and several committees in the PA program at Duke. 

Education and Training

  • North Carolina State University, B.S. 1998
  • North Carolina State University, B.A. 1998
  • A.T. Still University, M.S. 2000
  • Duke University, M.H.S. P.A.-C. 2005

Publications

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Pavlik DL, Melcher BQ, Agnew DM, Smith DA, Marciante K. The Americans With Disabilities Act, Reasonable Accommodations, and Medical Education.. J Physician Assist Educ. 2019 Dec;30(4):214–8.

Zaweski J, Melcher BQ, Sedrak M, Von M, Fletcher S. Physician Assistant Educator Competencies.(Accepted) The Journal of Physician Assistant Education : the Official Journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2019 Mar;30(1):47-53. PubMed Central PMCID: 30801557.

Hudak NM, Melcher B, Strand de Oliveira J. Preceptors' Perceptions of Interprofessional Practice, Student Interactions, and Strategies for Interprofessional Education in Clinical Settings. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2017 Dec;28(4):214-217. PubMed PMID: 29189653.

Hudak NM, Melcher B. Interprofessional Interactions and Competencies on Clinical Rotations: Preceptors' Perspectives of Student Experiences. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education : the Official Journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2016 Dec;27(4):187-190. PubMed Central PMCID: 27820788.

Melcher BQ, Morgan P, Lin L, Stem J, Moorman P, Stouder A. Satisfaction guaranteed? An analysis of lecturer characteristics associated with physician assistant student satisfaction. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2012;24(1):65e-66e.