Melinda Frances Blazar

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
800 S Duke Street, Box 104780 Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 681-3161

Director of Clinical Education, Duke Physician Assistant Program

  • Oversee the administration of the clinical year curriculum, clinical site recruitment and retention, and evaluation and assessment of clinical education.
  • Strong interests in curriculum development, student assessment, competency-based education, women's health education, interprofessional education, and program evaluation and accreditation.
  • Participate in general faculty roles including student advising, admissions, small group teaching and lecturing.

Physician Assistant, Duke Family Medicine Center

  • Provide women's health services, including low-risk obstetric care in a primary care setting
  • Centering Pregnancy facilitator
  • Support family medicine residency education in obstetrics
  • Clinical preceptor for Duke PA students
  • Advocate for women's health issues

Education and Training

  • Duke University, P.A.- C. 2007


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Zietlow KE, Gillum M, Hale SL, Stouder A, Blazar M, Hudak NM, et al. A novel curriculum to train physician assistant students how to write effective discharge summaries.. Med Educ Online. 2019 Dec;24(1).

Trotter K, Blazar M, Muckler VC, Kuszajewski M, Molloy MA. Perinatal IPE simulation can improve collaborative competencies(Accepted). Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. 2019 Jun 1;15:30-33.

Danford C, Sheline B, Martinez-Bianchi V, Blazar M, Dieter P, Weigle N. Course on care of patients with chronic illness: patient-centered medical home model. Education for health (Abingdon, England). 2014 May;27(2):205-207. PubMed PMID: 25420986.

Sheline B, Silberberg M, Blazar M, Halstater B, Michener L. Population health initiatives for primary care at Duke University School of Medicine. North Carolina medical journal. 2014 Jan;75(1):33-35. PubMed PMID: 24487757.