Duke MSTP has a robust programming schedule. Some events are scheduled regularly, and others are scheduled on an impromtu basis, as need dictates. Among the regularly scheduled events are the following:
Weekly Seminar Series introduce students to various PhD departments and clinical departments.
Director's Lunches provide opportunities for students to talk with program leadership.
Scientific Dinners showcase Duke's preeminent faculty.
Monthly Journal Club meetings give all students, especially first-year students, opportunities to read and present medical literature.
The Annual MSTP Symposium features a keynote speaker and provides opportunities for platform talks and poster presentations by students.
The Annual MSTP Retreat provides an extended opportunity for students and faculty to become acquainted in a relaxed setting. The retreat includes talks, posters, breakout sessions, small-group conversations with faculty members, and plenty of social time.