Doctor of Medicine Program Faculty Resources

The Duke MD Program is committed to supporting our faculty in their educational roles.  

Contact list for MD Program

We are here to support you. Please see here for full list of our program contacts. Contacts are listed by area of responsibility/expertise across the MD program.  The Office of Curricular Affairs supports the implementation of our foundational courses – please reach out with any questions about these courses.  

Duke MD Program Faculty Handbook

This is the recommended place to start for all faculty.  The Handbook includes MD Curriculum Overview, MD Policies and Procedures, How Duke Supports Students, How Duke Supports Faculty.

Open Education Positions

With few exceptions, all open positions in the medical education program are distributed to the general SOM faculty listserv and included here for an inclusive approach at recruitment.  Small Group Leader positions are recruited for annually. All SOM faculty, including DPC faculty, are eligible to apply, as per your chair. All applications are reviewed by a search committee, which uses consistent guidelines based on the needs of the role to assess each candidate.  Final candidates are selected based on their skillset, experience, diversity in background (including professional and personal characteristics) and needs of the team. Applicants for Small Group Leader roles are placed on a waitlist, and if positions become available prior to the next annual recruitment, waitlisted faculty will be offered the open spots. 

How Faculty Can Provide Input on Educational Policies and New Large-Scale Initiatives

  • The mission of the Curriculum Committee is to assure an excellent, coordinated, integrated course of instruction for the preparation of future physicians. The Committee is composed of faculty, staff, students, and residents of the School of Medicine and is solely responsible for making decisions about the medical student curriculum.  The Committee serves as an independent body in making curricular decisions for the educational program, and does not report to Duke SOM or Health Systems leadership.  
  • The Curriculum Committee includes at-large faculty selected after a general call for applications.  
  • The selected faculty members serve a 3-year term, which will expire at the end of 2024. 
  • Annual MD Curriculum and Learning Environment Updates are offered to SOM Departments.  Please contact Dr. Nancy Knudsen or Dr. Aditee Narayan if you would like to schedule for your group. 
  • Any faculty member may provide feedback on aspects of our program through this open survey.