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The Duke University School of Medicine is a community of scholars devoted to teaching, research, and patient care.

The School of Medicine incorporates a range of highly regarded educational programs:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) program -- including both the Duke University–based MD degree program and the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore
  • Graduate medical education
  • Continuing medical education
  • Doctor of physical therapy program
  • Graduate programs in the biological sciences
  • Master of health sciences degree programs, including the physician assistant, pathologist's assistant, clinical research, clinical leadership programs
  • Area Health Education Center programs

The school also includes the research efforts of about 2,136 basic and clinical faculty in 34 departments, centers and institutes. Their combined efforts make Duke one of the largest biomedical research enterprises in the country, with more than $650 million in sponsored research expenditures annually.

The majority of faculty members also care for patients, practicing at Duke University Health System locations throughout the Triangle and beyond.

For more information, visit the School of Medicine Web site.

Contact Information

Duke University School of Medicine
Office of the Dean
Box 2927 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710

Phone: 919-684-2455
Fax: 919-684-0208


About the School of Medicine

The Duke University School of Medicine is widely recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation. Based on a variety of factors -- such as reputation, selectivity, research activity, and faculty resources -- U.S. News & World Report, for example, has ranked Duke year after year as being among the leaders in American medical education.

The school offers the full range of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education programs, including:

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program

Admission to the MD degree program is extremely competitive, with more than 7,000 applications for the school's 115 openings for the class entering in 2015.

Among the draws of the program is its unique curriculum, which gives students patient contact one year earlier than at most other schools and includes an entire year devoted to independent research.

Many use the year to begin studies toward a second degree; nearly one-quarter earn both the MD and PhD, MBA, JD, or master's degree. After graduating, one out of five medical alumni pursues a career focused on research and teaching -- one of the highest rates in the country and a clear measure of Duke's impact on academic medicine.

Graduate Medical Education

Duke also offers broad-ranging graduate medical education, with nearly 900 residents training in one of 71 ACGME-accredited residencies or fellowships, or 40-plus Duke-approved (ICGME) educational programs.

Continuing Medical Education

Since medical education is a lifelong endeavor, Duke's Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) also certifies hundreds of CME activities -- providing CME credit for more than 40,000 physicians and nearly 18,000 non-physicians each year.