About Duke University School of Medicine

Who We Are

learn about the School's impressive history and accomplishments

Academic Departments

engaged mainly in patient care and basic science research


meet the School's leaders

Office of Human Resources

employment and benefit information for faculty and staff

Trent Semans Center

medical education building

Calendar of Events

school calendar & calendar of scientific events

Maps and Directions

navigate the campus


for specific areas of the School

A Message from the Dean

Established in 1930, Duke is a young school compared to its peers. We have an adolescent spirit – our school is bold, energetic, idealistic and nimble.  We take pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators and clinicians where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health around the globe. 

21st Century medicine and medical education are evolving rapidly. Medicine is becoming “personalized” – focused on understanding and promoting the health of individual patients, rather than formulaic treatment of a list of diagnoses. Duke is proud to be at the forefront of this transformation.

We hope you’ll take advantage of this website to learn more about us. Or, visit us in Durham, “The City of Medicine,” located in the beautiful research triangle area of North Carolina.
- Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Duke University School of Medicine

The Duke University School of Medicine is part of Duke Medicine which integrates the School of Medicine and Duke University School of Nursing with Duke University Health System. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations. 

Duke University School of Medicine is ranked #8 among all medical schools nationwide. Duke University Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation's top hospitals and is  #8 in this year's rankings, placing it among the nation's elite medical institutions, including Mass General, Johns Hopkins, the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic.  Duke is also the #1 hospital in North Carolina and in the Triangle. Perhaps more importantly, this year's national ranking marks the 23rd consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report has included Duke among the very best hospitals in the country.