Matriculating Students

Welcome to DukeMed! Below find important information regarding the various onboarding processes that require your attention. Please note the deadlines associated with necessary documents and/or dates you are expected to receive additional information. We look forward to your arrival in Durham soon.

Key Deadlines - See subsections below for further details

June 1st

  • Matriculating Survey opens (closes Sept 15th)

June 15th

  • Commit to Enroll

July 1st

  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Submit Student Health & Immunization records
  • Complete Background Check

August 1st

  • Program Starts

August 5th

  • White Coat Ceremony

To Do Before Arriving

Completion of the background check is July 1, 2022The School of Medicine requires background checks for all of our students.  You will receive information about your background check via email soon. Once you receive that email, please take the necessary steps to complete the background check. 

The deadline is June 15, 2022.  If you know you are planning to matriculate at Duke, please check and change your status in the Choose your Medical School tool by the deadline. You have the opportunity to change this status now if you know you are definitely attending Duke.

Duke Net IDs and passwords and Duke Email accounts will be set up automatically for matriculated students. Students become matriculated AFTER you Commit to Enroll at Duke. Former Duke students or current employees who have a Net ID and email account already established will not receive an email and can work with OIT to use the same account. Anyone requiring assistance, should call the OIT Help-Desk at 919-684-2200.

DukeHub is the university’s official location for student information and records. DukeHub will be accessible to matriculated students after their NetID’s and password have been set-up and activated. Click here for information on DukeHub 2.0.

Admitted students that submitted all of the required financial aid application documents should have received an award letter via email. You may also access to your financial aid award via DukeHub.  Details regarding your financial aid packages should be discussed directly with the School of Medicine Financial Aid Office.

The 2022 AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) is set to open on June 1 and close on September 15. Once we change your status to matriculate you will start to receive this survey from AAMC. We would strongly encourage you to take the time to fill out the survey as it helps provide useful information for our team.

Laptop and iPads will be provided to you for your medical education at DukeSOM. This year everyone will receive a Macbook Pro 13” – M1 / 16GB Ram / 512GB HD + 4-Year Applecare+ warranty, iPad – 9th Gen 64GB + 4-Year Applecare+ warranty 2TB External HD, Laptop Sleeve and iPad case.  Any questions about the program should be directed to:

There is no way to opt out. The MBP we provide will be installed with all the software needed for Med school and pre-configured to connect to Duke Health networks. Plus, the one we provide will have a 4 year Applecare+ warranty with accidental damage coverage (that has no deductible) which can come in very handy during Med School. You will get to keep the items once you graduate.

You can find information about parking lots and rates on the Parking and Transportation website. The cost for these permits are found here.    

The program starts Monday, August 1, 2022 with Introduction to the Profession – attendance is mandatory.

The School of Medicine Office of the Registrar will have more information about the process for registration and the curriculum for the first year in future emails and deadlines will be closer to July. The registration website site is called DukeHub; and you can access this site using your Duke NetID and password.  

Duke University Medical Center and the School of Medicine require all students to complete online safety and compliance training. The safety and compliance modules that are required will be listed on the matriculation website in the coming weeks.  Incoming students are required to be compliant in order to begin courses. Students must be compliant in order to register for future terms and more details are forthcoming.

All incoming students must have a COVID vaccination before arriving on campus. Plan to submit your health records by July 1, 2022 (please note this date may differ from the student health website). To review immunization requirements and to access and complete the Health History and Immunization Forms, go to In the past, the Student Health Office has also been able to provide immunizations that were needed. If you need additional immunizations, please contact Student Health to determine a time when you can get this done on campus upon your arrival. We strongly recommend you have the COVID full vaccine schedule (ie, 2 doses for Pfizer and/or Moderna and the Booster if eligible) to avoid any unnecessary delays to coming on campus. Health insurance information will be forthcoming, however information can be found in the link above.

Students must submit official transcripts from their undergraduate and graduate institution on or before July 1, 2022, however, if you are concerned that you will not be able to make that deadline, don’t worry, we will work with you. Please have your electronic official transcript sent to  If you sent your transcript via regular mail, it can be sent to the following address; Committee on Admissions, Box 3710 DUHS, Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC 27710, Attention: Andrea Liu. We will confirm receipt of your transcript(s) once they are received. Everyone must submit a final transcript from their school(s) to us; we cannot get them from your AMCAS application.

Scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2022. The School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs will be working on details and any updates will be made starting in mid-June can be found here.