School of Medicine welcomes incoming class

On Friday, August 8, 2015, the School of Medicine held its White Coat Ceremony for incoming medical students at the Bryan Center Auditorium. The ceremony symbolizes entry into the profession of medicine, and is a very important defining moment for first year medical students.  Students accept the obligation to demonstrate respect, become a teacher, and embody humanism. As they are welcomed into the Duke community of medical professionals, students are urged to reflect upon and look forward to proclaiming the commitment to medicine at this distinctive ceremonial event.

Statistics for the entering MD Class of 2019

  • 115 students
  • 55 women and 60 men
  • 23 under-represented minority students
  • 31 states represented
  • 50+ undergraduate institutions represented
  • 3.80 (median) Overall GPA

New Students with Advisory Deans












Dr. Robert Drucker and students


Dr. Philip Goodman and students


Dr. Caroline Haynes and students


Dr. Delbert Wigfall and students