Apply for Orthopaedic PA Residency

Thank you for your interest in our Physician Assistant Orthopaedic 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

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
4709 Creekstone Drive
Durham, NC 27703
Ryan D. Clement, PA-C, Director PA Residency
Ray Malaguti, PA-C

Questions about applying?

Call us at 919-470-7093 or email Ryan D. Clement at