School of Medicine, Office of the Registrar

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The Office of the SoM Registrar manages and maintains the academic records of all active and former Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor and Master of Health Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Allied Health Graduate and Certificate Program students.

The Registrar is responsible for the registration of all students, management of all student records, verification and processing of attendance, satisfactory progress, transcript requests and degree candidate information.

Browse these pages or use the Search box to find the information that will assist you in your School of Medicine education.

For Duke University undergraduate student records, please contact the Office of the University Registrar or call (919) 684-2813.

For residency, internship, and fellowship verfications, please contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education at 919-684-3491.

ACES:  Current students should refer to ACES ( to view their official class schedules, to register for classes,  apply for graduation, request transcripts, view account information, check for service indicators, etc. 

Important News/Updates

 Drop/Add for Summer 2015

The on-line drop/add period for  2015 Summer 1 Term for MED4 will open at 8:30am on Wednesday, April 8 and close at 1:00pm on Friday, May 29th. 

The on-line drop/add period for Fall 2015 (MED4), sections 81, 41 and 42,  will open at 8:30am on Wednesday, April 22nd and close at 1:00pm on Friday, August 7th.

The on-line drop/add period for Fall 2015 (MED4), sections 82, 43 and 44, is scheduled to open at 8:30am on Wednesday, April 22nd and will close at 1:00pm on Friday, October 2nd. 

An email notification will be sent to all students with more information.  The 2015-2016 Fourth Year Electives Book is available under the "Important Resources" section. 

School of Medicine Severe Weather Policy

The School of Medicine will handle the cancellation of classes in the following manner: 

All School of Medicine students, will follow the Provost's decision in regards to cancellation of classes. If classes are cancelled, students should not report for any medical school activities (classes, labs, clerkships, clinical assignments, etc.)  Course directors, mentors, and faculty are aware of this policy so that individual decisions should not be made.

These decisions can be determined by calling 684-4636 (INFO) or by visiting the School of Medicine, Office of the Registrar’s website,, the DukeAlert site,, or The SoM Registrar’s Office will make every attempt to announce any cancellations on the Announcements section of their website,, in a timely manner. 

Please note that 684-4636(INFO) and are considered the official communication for inclement weather announcements. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING VA MEDICAL CENTER REQUIREMENTS Students participating in elective or sub-internship that require rotations at the VA Medical Center must complete new paperwork and submit to the VA Medical Center no later than 30 days prior to the start of the section in which they are enrolled.  Failure to do so will prevent students from participating in the elective or sub-internship. 

If you are not sure whether or not you will be participaint in a course that requires rotations at the VA Medical Center, please contact the course director to verify.  Affected course directors will have teh required paperwork. but if you have any questions orneed the paperwork, contact Paula Alford and


MEDICINE 412C - not offered summer 2015, section 44
MEDICINE 416C - not offered summer 2015
MEDICINE 225C - not offered in summer 2015, section 25
Effective Fall 2015 - the following course changes:
SURGERY 435C - will be listed as NEUROSUR 401C
SURGERY 436C - will be listed as NEUROSUR 402C
SURGERY 404C - will be listed as NEUROSUR 404C
SURGERY 220C - will be listed as NEUROSUR 220C
MEDICINE 404C - will not be offered during spring section 44
MEDICINE 416C - will be offered during spring section 81 instead of 42