Class of 1981
Jan Victoria Scott, MHS, PA-C graduated magna cum laude from the Duke University PA Program with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in 1981, and earned the Master of Health Sciences degree in 1991. Her career trajectory demonstrates her devotion to PA education. After graduating from Duke, she spent several years practicing in family medicine and geriatrics in Philadelphia. In 1982, she accepted a position at Hahnemann University College of Allied Health Professions as a clinical assistant instructor, while maintaining her active clinical practice. Ms. Scott came back to her alma mater in 1984 as didactic coordinator for the Duke PA Program. She taught at the Duke PA Program for the next 20 years, rising to the rank of Associate Professor and serving as director of preclinical education. She reentered fulltime clinical practice in 2003, joining Duke’s Division of Medical Oncology as director of the Duke Breast Wellness Clinic. After some time in New York City at Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital PA Program, Ms. Scott returned to the Duke PA Program and now serves on the faculty as a PA generalist.
Within the Durham community, Ms. Scott served as a formulary committee member of Durham’s Senior PharmAssist and provided screening services at the Durham Community Health Fair. Her professional activities have included development and implementation of an interdisciplinary course in Geriatrics for the Duke Geriatric Education Center, and service on a number of curriculum committees for the Medical Center throughout her years at Duke. She served on AAPA’s Education Council from 1993 to 1997. She was chair of NCAPA’s Education Committee from 1997 to 1998.
Among her other accomplishments, Ms. Scott has authored over 15 peer reviewed publications and she has presented educational and clinical topics in a variety of national venues. She was honored with the Master Teacher Award by the Physician Assistant Education Association in 1998.