School of Medicine Academic Expectations

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MSTP Symposium

The course expectations for admission are set by the School of Medicine. These are not set by Duke MSTP.

The Duke University School of Medicine has always strived to attract, educate, and nurture people who have extraordinary compassion and great intellect. Because we want the type of applicant whose heart and mind are of the best humanity can offer, we have consistently encouraged our applicants to have a broad and balanced undergraduate academic education as well as a wealth of life experiences. To accomplish this growth and maturation process, a rigorous, challenging, and interdisciplinary academic preparation in the sciences and humanities is of paramount importance.

For further information on general School of Medicine prerequisites, consult the Duke University School of Medicine admissions web site,, or contact the School of Medicine admissions office, 919.684.2985,