Second-look Weekend

3 students walking on campus

Duke students on campus

Students who receive offers of admission to Duke MSTP are invited to campus to take a second look at Duke and the community. Lodging arrangements are the same as for the interview visit. Current students will pick-up applicants from the airport. Second-look for 2020 is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, through Sunday, March 15. The MSTP Symposium takes place Thursday afternoon and evening. Friday and Saturday 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 see 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 during this visit, taking the opportunity to explore further the sorts of research being done at Duke. Applicants interested in interviews should notify Tiwonda in the MSTP office ( of the particular faculty members with whom they would like to meet by February 24.

The weekend begins Thursday, March 12, 2020, at noon and runs through Sunday, March 15, at noon. Applicants should plan to arrive on Thursday morning and depart Sunday afternoon. Scheduled events finish at noon on Sunday.  We will provide transportation back to the airport for you.  It will be possible to connect with flights departing any time after 3 pm.

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.  In addition to registering with the School of Medicine, please notify MSTP that you are coming by sending an email message to Tiwonda at MSTP will arrange for your lodging and participation in MSTP-specific activities.

Unfortunately, due to health concerns, Duke is taking precautions and has chosen to cancel Second Look Weekend for 2020. For updates regarding Duke's policies and procedures relating to COVID-19, click here.


Second Look Weekend 2020 Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 12, 2020
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm; MSTP Symposium
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Pre-SLW Social
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Dinners with Affinity Groups, locations TBD

Friday, March 13, 2020
8:30 am to 4:30 pm; Financial Aid Office Hours
8:30 am to 9:00 am; Student Registration
9:00 am to 9:15 am; Breakfast and welcome remarks by Dr. Ebony Boulware
9:15 am to 9:40 am; What Makes Medicine Special, Dr. Damon Tweedy
9:40 am to 10:00 am; Coffee Break
10:00 am to 10:30 am; Get to Know your Future Classmates
10:30 am to 12:00 pm; Student Academic Panel
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm; Lunch/MS Slideshow/Video Debut
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm; Breakout Sessions
2:45 pm to 5:30 pm; Housing Tour
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm; Free Time
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; Faculty Dinners
8:30 pm to 12:00 am; Optional Social Events

Saturday, March 14, 2020
8:30 am to 9:00 am; Breakfast
9:00 am to 10:00 am; Diversity in Medicine Presentation
10:00 am to 11:30 am; Breakout Sessions
11:30 am to 12:00 pm; Activity Fair
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm; Food Truck Rodeo
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm; Explore Durham Activities
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Free Time OR Sports OR Diversity Breakout
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Second Look Dinner
9:00 pm; Optional Social Events

Sunday, March 15, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Brunch at Parizade