Medical Annual Fund

Do you remember the excitement of becoming a first-year medical student? 


Think back to your own rite of passage – when you donned your very first stethoscope. 

This year, on behalf of the Duke medical alumni family, the Duke Medical Alumni Association will present incoming students with a personalized stethoscope during the white coat ceremony. We invite you to participate in this special occasion by making a gift to the Medical Annual Fund and showing your support for our students. 

A stethoscope isn’t just a medical tool, it’s a symbol that a physician has joined the ranks of medicine. As a generous donor to this campaign, your name will accompany a stethoscope, letting students know that Duke medical alumni have contributed to their education and future. 

Your gift to the Medical Annual Fund supports this initiative as well as scholarships, innovative research, faculty support, curriculum enhancements, new technologies, and more. 

A gift of $150 supports 1 student
A gift of $300 supports 2 students
A gift of $600 supports 4 students

Make your gift here.


Help the Duke Doctors of tomorrow today


In addition to helping Dean Mary E Klotman, MD, quickly respond to new, exciting initiatives that will enhance the school and educational experience for our students, gifts of all sizes to the annual fund provide:

  • Scholarships
  • Innovative research
  • Faculty support
  • Curriculum enhancements
  • New technologies

Donors may direct their gift to research, scholarship, or the general fund.

Many thanks to the 3,011 generous donors who gave a total of $1,582,162 to the Medical Annual Fund in fiscal year 2017-2018. Every donor and dollar provides essential support for our mission of educating future leaders in medicine and science.  

Duke University School of Medicine seeks to enroll bright, ambitious students who embrace diversity, thrive amid challenges, and who also have the passion and ability to emerge as leaders. They arrive eager to learn and collaborate; they are committed to their education and compassionate, evidence-based care. As they pursue their various careers, our students change the future of medicine.



"Younger alumni sometimes feel like they have to wait to get involved, but that’s a lot of lost time,” he says. “We can make a difference right now.”

Carlos A. Bagley, T’96, MD’00