Dinner With Faculty: Paul Chelminski

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Thursday, Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m.
The Carolina Club
106 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill
$40 Standard Price, $25 GAA members
Purchase all four dinners: $140 Standard Pricing, $80 GAA Members

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Enjoy dinner with faculty member Paul Chelminski Feb. 7 –  Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes three courses plus coffee and tea. Jacket required for men; no jeans, please.

Dr. Paul Chelminski is a professor of medicine and an experienced educator of medical students and resident physicians at the UNC School of Medicine. Since 2001, Dr. Chelminski has practiced primary care in the UNC Internal Medicine Clinic. This clinic is recognized nationally for the high quality team-based care that it provides to patients with chronic illnesses. He has extensive experience in collaborative practice with physician assistants, clinical pharmacists, and nurse practitioners. In this setting, he has been engaged in inter-professional education and mentorship as well.

Prior to a career in medicine, Dr. Chelminski graduated from Duke University with a degree in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He then served in the United States Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa. This experience led him to choose medicine as a career.

Returning from the Peace Corps, he completed post-baccalaureate premedical courses at the University of Pennsylvania at night while working a daytime job. He attended medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill and then completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UNC Hospitals.

After residency, Dr. Chelminski worked for two years in rural Siler City, North Carolina, in a primary care practice with family practitioners where he also staffed the emergency department. Dr. Chelminski subsequently completed a primary care fellowship at UNC and received a master’s in public health. At UNC, Dr. Chelminski has been a member of the Academy of Educators. He was one of two inaugural recipients of the Charles Sanders Clinician Scholars Award, which recognizes master medical educators devoted to personalized care. Dr. Chelminski used the award to undertake a home visits curriculum and embed the humanities in clinical teaching.

Dr. Chelminski relishes the opportunity to bring his broad experience in inter-professional practice and education to physician assistant education.

Dinner Details

Dinner at The Carolina Club begins at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and includes three courses plus coffee and tea. Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. Jacket required for men; no jeans, please.

Dinner: $40; GAA members pay only $25
Attend all four dinners for $140; GAA members pay only $80

Lunch: $25; GAA members pay only $15

Cost is fully refundable for any cancellation made one week prior to the event. Any cancellations made six to two days prior to the event are subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. No cost is refunded if the cancellation is made the day before, or the day of, the event.