Doctor of Medicine

Research opportunities for Duke medical students

Department of Medicine faculty members are program directors in five different Third Year (scholarly experience) study programs, and they are a source of information regarding potential mentors and research projects.

We want to help you find a research experience that is stimulating, productive, rewarding, and — most of all — the right fit for you. 

Tips for Medical Students on finding your Research Mentor for Third Year.

The Department also facilitates the Academic Medicine Research Series, held three times a year in conjunction with the Duke Careers in Internal Medicine Interest Group (CIMIGro). Join us in exploring academic career options and reviewing research literature.

Contact Matthew A. Sparks, MD, director of undergraduate medical research, or Saumil Chudgar, MD, director undergraduate medical education, for more information.

Visit the Duke University School of Medicine to learn about Duke's internationally recognized Doctor of Medicine program.

Medical Student Visiting Clinical Scholars Program

The Visiting Medical Student Program enriches both Duke University and the visiting medical student. Applicants must be in good academic standing and actively progressing toward a Doctor of Medicine degree, and receive academic credit by the home school, at an LCME accredited institution, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at an COCA accredited institution, or an approved/affiliated international institution.

Learn more about this program, read a brochure (PDF, 262 KB) and fill out an application.