MD Program News

School of Medicine Welcomes 2023 Incoming Classes

The Duke University School of Medicine welcomes more than 650 students from across the country and around the world as they start their health professions careers at the School of Medicine this month.  

EDI Spotlight: Mary Moya-Mendez, MS, MHS

Fourth-year medical student Mary Moya-Mendez, MS, MHS, shares what motivated her to get involved with a Duke University School of Medicine organization aimed at helping students with a first generation and/or low income (FGLI) background navigate medical school.

A Fighting Chance Against Infection

As a college gymnast, 3rd year medical student Tori Kinoman contracted a staph infection that resulted in multiple surgeries and nearly losing her leg. She researches antibiotic-resistant staph infections and teaches athletes infection prevention.

The Changing Landscape of Medical School Admissions

If you want typical medical students, a typical admissions process might do. But Duke University School of Medicine is not looking for typical medical students. That’s why the admissions process is tailor-made to go beyond transcripts and test scores to identify students who will not only thrive at Duke but will also have a significant impact throughout their careers.

Jane Gagliardi Named Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-being

Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, has been named the new Associate Dean for Learning Environment and Well-being, effective July 1.

Gagliardi is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, professor of medicine, and the director of the Combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program.  

Creating Community for Asian American Students

Medical students Lily Guo and Linda Li each had different experiences before coming to Duke, but an affinity group for Asian American students gave them both a sense of belonging that they said they could not have found elsewhere.  

Duke’s chapter of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is a student-run organization aimed at fostering a sense of community among the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population at Duke University School of Medicine.