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Physician Associate Students

Find out more about PA Students below!

In 2017 CDDFT started to host placements for Physician Associate (PA) students from Newcastle Medical School. Since then we have continued to invest further and we have additional increased support from Undergraduate Clinical Teaching fellows. Physician Associate undergraduates are given the same internal training opportunities as medical students (e.g. regular teaching, ILS and Clinical Simulation) but with an increased emphasis on peripatetic ward based training.

In 2022 CDDFT employed 5 Physician Associates, with plans to add additional posts in the future. These also have access to the training opportunities afforded to the Foundation Doctors including ward based teaching, ILS and clinical simulation for example

For more information please contact:

John Lewandowski, Senior Nurse Teaching Fellow -

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham