Study Programs

Click the Study Program name to view faculty mentors in each program 
and the labs with which they are associated

Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Environmental Physiology Study Program (ASEP)

Investigate human physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology using tools of cardiovascular/respiratory physiology, molecular pharmacology, neurobiology, and environmental science. This program excludes Orthopedic Surgery which is covered under the Biomedical Engineering and Surgery program.

Behavioral Neurosciences Study Program (BSP)

Address problems in basic or clinical neuroscience that lead to improved understanding or treatment of mental illness.

Biomedical Engineering and Surgery Study Program (BES)

Application of quantitative and analytical methods to study physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Orthopedic clinical and basic science projects are covered in this program.

MD/Master of Engineering Dual Degree Program (MDEng)

This 5-year program is designed for MD candidates who wish to also obtain a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree with or without certification in Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIE).

Cardiovascular Study Program (CVS)

Study animal and cell physiology and genetics as they apply to diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Clinical Research Study Program (CRSP)

        Undertake clinical research using methods and techniques of biostatistics and related disciplines.

Epidemiology and Public Health Study Program (EPH) MPH and other Dual Degree Programs (MBA, JD, MPP and MMCi)

Designed to provide a foundation in public health, prevention, and assessment and management of the issues impacting the well-being of populations.

Global Health Study Program (GHSP) 
Master of Science in Global Health (MD/MSc-GH)

Conduct interdisciplinary research on a topic related to health and health disparities in a global context, such as infectious diseases, epidemiology, clinical microbiology, translational medicine and social science.   Students may also choose to pursue the Duke Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) degree during their Third Year.

Human Genetics and Genomics Study Program (HGSP)

Investigate human genetic disease through molecular biology, gene therapy, experimental systems, or statistical modeling.

Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi)

Innovation in health care is being shaped by a digital transformation that is already underway.  This effort was catalyzed by the Federal government’s investment in electronic health records, and is now expanded beyond health records to analytics, data visualization, connectivity, and patient engagement. While the infrastructure is in place, the Duke MMCi program is designed to develop a cadre of leaders who understand the critical organizational skills needed to understand, assess and implement technology solutions that can transform the clinical environment for our patients.

Medical Education Research Program (MERP)

The intent of creating a dedicated medical education research track is to train future medical education scholars by incorporating a rigorous quantitative education research experience with didactic training and practical experience in educational theory and research skills. This will meet a need that has been expressed by students interested in pursuing a medical education research career trajectory, and is consistent with the Duke University School of Medicine mission to develop innovative programs to meet the needs of future academic physicians.

Medical Humanities Study Program (MEDHUM)

 Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Science Policy

Offers a multidisciplinary opportunity for students to explore topics in medical   history, ethics, theology, and other fields within the medical humanities.

Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology Study Program (MIDIP)

Explore molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis or clinical aspects of infectious diseases.

Molecular Medicine Study Program (MolMed)

Provide third year medical students with an in-depth basic science or translational research experience in one the following five sub-tracks:

  • Oncological Sciences Track
  • Regenerative Medicine Track
  • Molecular Basis of Disease Study Track
  • Translational Pharmacology

Neurosciences Study Program (NSS)

Investigate basic and clinical neurosciences, including molecular/cellular neuroscience, neuroimaging, developmental neurobiology, systems/cognitive neuroscience, and neurobiology of disease.

Ophthalmology and Visual Science Study Program (OVS)

Study the bases and treatments of visual disorders using molecular and cell biology, animal models of ocular disease and prospective and retrospective clinical investigations.

Primary Care Leadership Track (PCLT)
*This study program is available only to PCLT students.* 

Offers students committed to primary care an opportunity to develop skills needed for patient centered care and community-engaged, population-based practice

Pathology Study Program (PSP)

Study disease through utilization of structural and functional changes to gain information about the human organism's response to injury.

Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Physics (RROMP)

Studies in radiology and radiation oncology, with diverse projects ranging from animal models to FDA clinical trials and finally, clinical standard of care.


Dual Degree Programs