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Melinda Frances Blazar

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Physician Assistant Program
800 S. Duke Street, Durham, NC 27710
800 S Duke Street, Box 104780 Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710

Overview


Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Duke Physician Assistant Program

  • Support program evaluation and accreditation, support program-wide assessment efforts
  • Strong interests in curriculum development and alignment, holistic assessment,¬†competency-based education, maternal-child health education, and program evaluation and accreditation.
  • Participate in general faculty roles including student advising, admissions, small group teaching and lecturing.

Physician Assistant, Duke Family Medicine Center
  • Provide maternal-child health services, including low-risk obstetric care in a primary care setting
  • Support families and newborns in with care and support in the immediate postpartum/neonatal period.
  • Certified Centering Facilitator
  • Support family medicine residency education in obstetrics and newborn education.
  • Clinical preceptor for Duke PA and MD students
  • Advocate for reproductive health issues

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health · 2021 - Present Family Medicine and Community Health, Physician Assistant Program, Family Medicine and Community Health

Education, Training & Certifications


A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine · 2022 Ed.D.
Duke University · 2007 P.A.- C.
Colgate University · 2004 B.A.