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Thank you for your interest in our Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program. We consider applicants who have:

  • Graduated from an accredited master’s-level physician assistant program
  • Passed or are eligible to take the NCCPA certification examination
  • Earned BLS and ACLS certification

Class of 2017-2018 application timeline

January 1, 2017 - April 3, 2017: Applications accepted
April 3, 2017: Last day for applications to be accepted
April 17, 2017 - May 1, 2017: Candidate interviews
May 2017: Acceptance letters mailed
October 2, 2017: Program start date

What you’ll need

  1. Completed application form (PDF) and signed authorization release form (PDF)
  2. Sealed official transcripts from all college/universities attended
  3. Sealed official transcripts from your physician assistant program
  4. NCCPA exam scores
  5. Copy of NC Medical Board License
  6. Copies of current BLS and ACLS cards
  7. DEA certificate (if available)
  8. Two passport-sized photos
  9. One-page personal narrative stating interest or experience in orthopaedics
  10. Three evaluation forms (Word doc): one peer recommendation, one from an orthopaedic surgeon/PA and one from a clinical preceptor or PA program professor
  11. $50 application fee, made payable to Duke University

Mail all application materials listed above in a sealed envelope without any staples to:

Duke Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program
3643 North Roxboro Road, Box #29
Durham, NC 27704
Attention: Ryan D. Clement, PA-C

Questions about applying?

Call us at 919-470-7162 or email Ryan D. Clement at ryan.d.clement@dm.duke.edu.