Second-look Weekend

Students who receive offers of admission to Duke MSTP are invited to a virtual second look at Duke. Second-look for 2021 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, through Sunday, March 21. The MSTP-OPSD (Office of Physician Scientists) Symposium takes place Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday through Sunday activities offer visitors a glimpse of the intellectual climate and opportunities available at Duke University School of Medicine and a taste of social life at Duke and in Durham.

The weekend is a good chance to learn about the campus and community in more detail and to ask questions about Duke MSTP, the medical school, and ongoing research in the basic science departments. Applicants are welcome to interview with more faculty members, taking the opportunity to explore further the sorts of research being done at Duke. Applicants interested in interviews should notify Tiwonda Johnson-Blount in the MSTP office ( of the particular faculty members with whom they would like to meet.

Registration for Second-look

Be sure to register for the Second-look Weekend with the Google docs information that was sent to you from the School of Medicine and MSTP. You will also need to register separately for the MSTP-OPSD Symposium with the link that was sent to you. Please reach out to Margaret Weber ( or Tiwonda Johnson-Blount ( with any questions.

MSTP Virtual Second Look Guide

Second Look Weekend 2021 Schedule

*Please note that all times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

Tuesday 3/16/2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; MSTP-OPSD Symposium

Wednesday 3/17/2021
12:00 pm - 3:15 pm; MSTP-OPSD Symposium

Thursday 3/18/2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Welcome Zoom with the Directors
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm; BREAK
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm; Opening Remarks from the School of Medicine

  • Dr. Linton Yee, Associate Dean of Admissions and Ms. Andrea Liu, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Assistant Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
  • Dr. Mary Klotman, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Edward Buckley, Vice Dean for Education
  • Dr. Aditee Narayan, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs
  • Dr. Caroline Haynes, Dr. Leonor Corsino, Dr. Robert Drucker, Dr. Delbert Wigfall, Dr. Joseph Jackson, Advisory Deans​


7:45 pm - 9:00 pm; Happy Hour with Faculty

Friday 3/19/2021
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Game night with the MS1 MSTP students
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm; School of Medicine Student Panel
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm; School of Medicine Small Group Q&A
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm; SNMA Sip N Play*

Saturday 3/20/2021

11:30 am - 12:00 pm; Curriculum Updates
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm; Team-Based Learning/Clinical Skills Foundations (Session 1)
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm; Team-Based Learning/Clinical Skills Foundations (Session 2)
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm; Coffee Break
Breakout Sessions: Attend 3 of 4
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm; School of Medicine Breakout Session 1
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm; School of Medicine Breakout Session 2
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm; School of Medicine Breakout Session 3
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm; Closing Remarks from the School of Medicine
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Durham Live Tour with SNMA
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; LMSA Meet and Greet*
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm; Optional Virtual Bus Tour
7:30 pm; Student Faculty Show

Sunday, March 15, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm; FGLIMed (First Generation, Low Income) Meet & Greet (open)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm; MSTP Small Group Discussions
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm; Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) Meet & Greet (open)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm; Interfaith Meet & Greet (open)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm; DukeMed Pride Queer Trivia/Get to know DukeMed Pride (open)

*Some affinity groups' events are by invitations only to students who expressed interest. If you have not received an invitation from an affinity group that you identify with and would like to, please reach out to Margaret Weber (