Betsy Quick Melcher
Assistant Professor in Community and Family Medicine

Betsy Melcher is an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University. She serves the PA program as an academic coordinator and supports the development, administration, and assessment of the preclinical-year curriculum. She also teaches across a spectrum of topics, including prevention, orthopedics, anatomy, pediatrics, and emergency medicine. She has led multiple national and international presentations on interprofessional education (IPE). Prior to joining the faculty at Duke in 2010, Betsy practiced clinically in family medicine and continues to have clinical interests in primary care, sports medicine, and orthopedics. She currently continues clinical practice as a PA one day per week with the Duke Center for Smoking Cessation. 

Betsy completed her master’s degree in sports health care at the Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2000 and practiced as an athletic trainer at North Carolina State University prior to becoming a PA. She currently serves as the founding facilitator of the PAEA Special Interest Group on IPE, Lead facilitator for PAEA Workshop - Faculty Skills 101, member of NCAPA Student Affairs Committee, and several committees in the PA program at Duke. 

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