The Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program


gateway to the admissions process

Financial Aid

need-based financial assistance emphasizes grants and low-interest loans

Dual Degree Programs

Options in unique Third Year at the School of Medicine.

Primary Care Leadership Track

Trains Primary Care leaders

Office of The Registrar

registration of all students, management of all student records, verification and processing of attendance, satisfactory progress, transcript requests and degree candidate information.

Office of Curricular Affairs

administrative, professional and technical expertise for faculty, students and staff

Office of Student Affairs

advice, counseling and resources for Medical students

Duke Med Student Web site

current and prospective Duke University medical students.

Visiting Medical Student Program

Students enrolled at other institutions are welcome to participate at Duke

Frequently Asked Questions

answers to commonly asked questions

Duke's Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program seeks to prepare a diverse student body to pursue a spectrum of medical career options in order to become physician leaders who can advance biomedical research and improve local, national, and global health.

This program has propelled our School into the top ten medical schools in the country.

We've accomplished this, in part, through an innovative curriculum in which students learn the core basic sciences in the first year, complete core clinical clerkships in the second year, devote the entire third year to scholarly investigation, and fulfill elective rotations in the fourth year.

By condensing the traditionally structured training from four years into three, we provide students ample opportunity to pursue their own independent interests. Many students earn a second degree during this time, graduating with an MBA, Master of Public Health or Master of Science in addition to the Doctor of Medicine degree.