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Melvania Briggs

Consulting Associate in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 104780, Durham, NC 27710
800 South Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701

Awards & Honors

Certification Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry

National National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants · December 1, 2014 Physician assistants seeking the Psychiatry CAQ must demonstrate they have advanced knowledge and experience in psychiatry, above and beyond that expected of entry-level PAs or PAs working in a generalist practice. PAs seeking eligibility for the Psychiatry Specialty Examination must meet requirements of specialty-specific CME, experience in the field, and specific knowledge and/or experience in being involved in patient cases that are deemed core to the specialty area of practice. NCCPA's specialty CAQ process is predicated on a strong belief in the value and importance of the physician-PA team, and in support of the procedures and patient case requirement, each applicant must provide attestation from a supervising physician who works in the specialty and is familiar with the physician assistant's practice and experience. Earning a CAQ shows your employers that you are committed to your specialty. It demonstrates your dedication and passion to healthcare and the well-being of your patients. Accessed 12/30/14