The Duke Orthopaedic PA Residency Program is committed to providing residents with an outstanding didactic and clinical experience, challenging each resident to grow as an individual and as a practitioner. Through this training, residents will be prepared to provide exceptional patient care during a career as an orthopaedic physician assistant.
The didactic curriculum will be delivered on a continuous basis throughout the 12-month program. Each clinical rotation has a didactic phase. Additionally, residents will attend the basic science course along with orthopaedic residents.
The clinical curriculum allows residents to function as first-year (PGY1) physician orthopaedic residents. Resident duties include:
Residents will develop skills in fracture reduction, splinting and casting. Extensive exposure to the clinic will give residents the opportunity to develop physical exam skills and learn how to create treatment plans. Additionally, residents are assigned first-call responsibilities with appropriate supervision at all times. Night and weekend call will be assigned on a rotating basis.
Download our PA resident’s handbook (PDF) for additional details.
If you have questions about the PA Surgical Residency Program, please contact:
Ryan D. Clement, PA-C, Director