hand with pen filling out applicationApplications for admission must first begin with the common application submitted to the American Medical College Applications Service (AMCAS).

Mailing Address

The American Medical College Application Service
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20037-1131 

Phone: (202) 828-0600
Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-7p.m. (ET), Closed Thursdays 11a.m.-1p.m.

The Duke Supplemental Application

  • Applications are received by AMCAS from June 1 to October 15. It is always recommended that you pay close attention to the deadlines and keep in mind that once you submit your application to AMCAS, four to six weeks may pass before it is verified. Only VERIFIED applications are uploaded to the Duke University School of Medicine admissions office.
  • After receiving the application materials from AMCAS, our admissions office will contact via email you and invite you to complete our on-line supplemental application, which should be completed no later than November 15. After evaluating your secondary application, two faculty members will determine whether to proceed with an invitation to interview.

  • Each applicant must submit four (4) letters of recommendation, two of which must be from science faculty. Going forward, if your school submits a "composite letter" or "a committee letter", be advised that this composite or committee letter trumps the four letter rule. In other words, if you have a committee or composite letter, you won't need to submit four letters of recommendation. If you are sending letters directly, the mailing address is:


    Committee on Admissions
    Box #3710 DUHS, Durham, NC 27710.

    Overnight (FedEx/UPS)
    Committee on Admissions
    8 Searle Center Drive
    Trent Semans Center for Health Education
    Room 4010, Durham, NC 27710
    ​(919) 684-2985

  • Finally, whether you apply here or elsewhere, apply early. As the year progresses and admissions committees begin accepting students, committee members can't help but become more and more selective with the remaining slots in next year's entering class.