COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

The Duke Physician Assistant Program recognizes the quickly changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following policies are up to date as of March 21, 2023.

The Duke Physician Assistant Program is adhering to guidelines put forth by Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University, and specific Duke buildings as well as applicable local, state, and federal guidelines. 

Instruction for the 2022-2023 academic year will include on-campus, hands-on, experiences in addition to high-quality remote instruction. 

Students are required to remain in Durham to attend on-campus activities. 

Duke PA program staff and faculty are working in a hybrid model, with regular presence in the building to support student needs and deliver educational instruction.

All Duke University employees and students are expected to adhere to published University COVID Safety Protocols.

Entering the Duke PA Program facilities policies:

Please do not enter the building if you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus.

We follow university guidance as COVID conditions change. Currently, masks are encouraged, but not required, in the classroom and on Duke busses and vans. All students are required to wear a mask in all clinical settings.

Please maintain physical distance when possible.

Hand sanitizer stations are distributed throughout the building for ongoing use. 

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested at Student Health or an outside provider. Students who test positive for COVID should isolate in place for at least 5 days from symptom onset and wear a mask when indoors or around others for 10 days. Anyone testing positive should continue to report it to Student Health, mask, isolate in place as required before returning to class or academic activities.


Interviews (September – November 2023)
The Duke Physician Assistant Program will conduct virtual interviews for the 2023-2024 cycle.
Program visitation
At this time, the Duke PA program is not accepting any prospective student visitors. To see more about our facilities, please visit our facilities page.
Requests for recruitment
At this time, the Duke PA program is limiting in-person recruitment activities. However, if you would like us to speak to your students via Zoom, or participate in your institution’s virtual recruiting fair, please fill out this form.