Second-look Weekend

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 19, through Sunday, March 22. 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 March 5.

The weekend begins Thursday, March 19, 2020, at noon and runs through Sunday, March 22, 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.

School of Medicine Second-look Weekend Schedule -TBD

As an example, below are details of the School of Medicine Second-Look Schedule from 2019. 

Additional MSTP activities:

Thursday, March 14, 2019
MSTP Symposium, Trent Semans Center for Health Education (Ground Floor Atrium and Great Hall)
12:00-12:50 pm Lunch
12:50-1:00 pm Opening Remarks by Chris Kontos, MD, MSTP Director
1:00 - 2:00 pm  Keynote Address: Dr. Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Stanford University
2:00 - 3:00 pm MSTP Student Research Talks
3:00- 4:00 pm Student Poster Session
4:00-5:00 pm Student Research Talks
6:00 -9:30 pm Symposium dinner reception, It's a Southern Thing, 605 W. Main St. Suite A- Durham, NC 27701 (Invitation Only)

Friday, March 15, 2019
8:30-9:00 am Registration
9:00-9:15 am Breakfast and Remarks from Dean Mary Klotman, MD
9:15-10:15 am Small Group Activity & Icebreaker
10:15-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 -11:00 am Introduction of Advisory Deans
11:00 -12:30 pm Student Academic Panel
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch/MS Slideshow/Video Debut
1:30-2:30 pm Breakout Sessions
2:30-5:30 pm Housing Tour  
5:30-6:30 pm Free Time
6:30-8:30 pm Faculty Dinner dinner at Dr. Michael Kastan’s home (all students invited)
8:30 pm Optional Social Events

Saturday, March 16, 2019
9:00 -10:00 am Diversity in Medicine Breakfast
10:00-11:30 am Breakout Sessions/ Preclinical & Clinical Faculty
11:30-12:00 pm Activity Fair
12:00- 1:30 pm Food Truck Rodeo (Outside Great Hall)
1:30-5:00 pm Explore Durham Activities
5:00-7:00 pm Free Time
7:00 -9:00 pm Second Look Dinner, The Pit
9:00- midnight Night Life Downtown Durham (optional)


Sunday, March 17, 2019
10:00-12:00 pm School of Medicine brunch at Parizade Restaurant
12:15 pm MSTP students will return applicants to airport