The Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) in the Duke University School of Medicine assists trainees across the career spectrum (medical students, residents and fellows, and junior faculty) by providing information and programming on career development activities such as grant writing, mentoring, leadership development, and funding opportunities. Our office also coordinates physician-scientist training efforts across departments, centers, institutes, and related offices within School of Medicine.

New Basic Science Track Curriculum

Starting in the fall 2020, CRTP will launch the Basic Science Research Track (BSRT), a customized curriculum designed for physician scientists and trainees leading to a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Research Degree.  The program prepares individuals for careers as physician scientists across a range of discovery sciences.  The curriculum includes new coursework that prepare researchers to: perform rigorous basic science; manage, analyze, and present data; oversee a laboratory; and successfully compete for research funding. 

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2020

Classes begin August 31, 2020


Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholarship for Master of Health Sciences, Basic Science Research Track

Application deadline: April 15, 2020

The Duke Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) and the Duke Burroughs Wellcome Fund Physician-Scientist Institutional Award (BWF-PSIA) are pleased to announce a request for applications for funding to offset tuition for enrollment in the Basic Science Research Track (BSRT) for the Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) in Clinical Research Program. Apply Here

Recent News

Office of Physician Scientist Development Logo
Thursday, April 2, 2020
By Cyndi Duke
Basic Science Research Training Program Announcement
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
By Cyndi Duke
Friday, February 7, 2020
By Cyndi Duke
Andreas Seas, MSTP Student, shows his poster to Dr. Jordan Pomeroy at the 3rd Annual Physician Scientist Symposium Poster Session
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
By Ashton Spicer
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


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