Applications for admission must first begin with the common application submitted to the American Medical College Applications Service (AMCAS).
The American Medical College Application Service
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037-1131
Phone: (202) 828-0600
Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-7p.m. (ET), Closed Thursdays 11a.m.-1p.m.
- Applications are received by AMCAS from June 1 to until 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 database.
After receiving the verified application materials from AMCAS, the admissions office will contact you via email and invite you to complete our on-line supplemental application. The deadline for all completed supplementary applications is November 15 at 11:59 pm EST.
- After evaluating your secondary application, two or more screeners will determine whether to proceed with an invitation to interview. If your application is considered for an interview you will receive an email with further details.
Each applicant must submit a minimum of four (4) letters of recommendation; two of which must be from science faculty. Science faculty may be from experiences in either a lab or in a class. It would also be beneficial to have a clinical letter addressing your ability to work with others. If your school submits a committee letter, it applies the four letter rule. In other words, if you have a committee letter, you won't need to submit four letters of recommendation. The goal of the letters of recommendation are to have people, who know you write about your strengths and abilities. We encourage you to apply early. As the year progresses the admissions committee become more and more selective with offering interview invitations.