Betsy Melcher, MHS, ATC, MS, PA-C
Academic Coordinator
Duke University School of Medicine, Division of PA Studies
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)

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: Physician Assistant (PA) students must be prepared for interprofessional collaborative practice and PA education programs must be provided in a manner that promotes interprofessional education and practice in agreement with current accreditation standards. Panel discussions are interactive educational experiences that involve two or more experts in a content area who engage in discussion with one another and members of the audience. Our PA program piloted interprofessional panel discussions in the didactic phase of training that included a variety of health professionals…