Jenna Pickett, PA-S

I vividly remember the day I found out I had been accepted into the Duke Physician Assistant Program. I was in the middle of a 12-hour shift at the hospital where I worked and I checked my email on break. The first line of the email read, “Dear Jenna, Congratulations on your acceptance to the Duke University Physician Assistant Program!” I couldn’t formulate a text out of pure excitement so I took a screenshot and sent it to my mom.

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Abir Yousif Abir Yousif and her mother

Name: Abir Yousif

Position: Registered Medical Assistant, RMA

Division in CFM: Family Medicine

Time in this position: 1 year, 1 month

Years at Duke: 1 year, 1 month

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Cara Hall, M.D. Cara Hall, M.D.

“We’re burned out about talking about burnout.” 

This seemed to be the sentiment of my fourth-year medical school class as we spent the last month of our training in a course called “Successful Interning,” where we learned tips and tricks — both medical and personal — on how to survive our first year of residency.

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Joyce Copeland, M.D.

I admit it: I love apps. It may be a sign of an aging brain needing a little assistance, but I can live with that. I have discussed the role of the electronic era in the past but I thought it was time to update the subject with a few recommendations. These tools have been useful in both direct patient care and especially for teaching of students and residents.

Here are just a few useful apps:

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Sarah Palacio, PharmD

Learning to Listen: The Moment When Everything Changes

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