During the third year, students will spend 10 – 12 months performing a scholarly investigation, or doing a dual degree program at Duke or another institution.
Our Study Program Directors in each area of study will help you design a study program that will best meet your individual goals, whether it is identifying and cloning new genes at the laboratory bench, formulating public health policy with state legislators, beginning studies toward a second degree, or studying specific patient populations at Duke or in another country. There are many study program options for third-year students.
Options for completing the “third year” requirements including:
12 month scholarly experience or dual degree program
11 month scholarly experience with dedicated study time for Step-1
10 month scholarly experience with dedicated study time for Step-1 and a sub-internship
For comprehensive information about the scholarly experience, visit our Third Year Website.