The Duke University School of Medicine is a community of scholars devoted to teaching, research, and patient care. It is consistently ranked among the best in the country.

The School of Medicine incorporates a range of highly regarded educational programs, as well as the research efforts of more than 2,500 basic science and clinical faculty. Conducted under the auspices of various academic and clinical departments and multidisciplinary centers and institutes, their combined efforts make Duke one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with almost $801.5 million in sponsored research annually.

The synergy among the School's physicians, researchers, educators, and staff offers unprecedented opportunities for teamwork among scientists in our labs and caregivers in our hospitals and clinics.

Our Curriculum

Ranked among the nation’s top schools, the Duke University School of Medicine’s MD curriculum is different from that of many other medical schools. Students study the core basic sciences for one year instead of two, giving them the opportunity to devote their entire third year to a scholarly research project. Students care for patients during their second year, a full year earlier than their peers.