What is required for the application to Duke?
We only accept applications through ERAS. We require several pieces to complete your application:

  • ERAS application
  • Your USMLE-1 report
  • Your medical school transcript
  • Your Personal statement
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  • Three or  four letters of recommendation (one must be from your Chair of Medicine)

* If accepted to the program, you will need to successfully complete the USMLE Step 2 before starting the program. Consequently, the USMLE Step 2 would need to be completed sufficiently in advance to permit reporting of scores before orientation begins in late June. Reporting of USMLE scores can take up to approximately 8 weeks. Consult the USMLE policy for full details.

Does your program participate in ERAS and NRMP for the match?
We only accept applications through ERAS. We also accept NRMP Couple's Match. We do not offer spots outside of the match.

*Our program is participating in the ERAS supplemental application as we all work to improve the application process.

*Please also note that we cannot respond to emails requesting review of an applicant’s CV or other credentials outside of the ERAS portal. 

Does your program accept foreign medical graduates?
Yes, but we only sponsor J-1 Visas. If accepted to our program, you must have a valid ECFMG certificate to begin.

What are the minimum USMLE scores necessary for application?
As USMLE Step1 transitions to pass/fail, we will not use numerical scores in part of our interview or match decisions. 

Is U.S. clinical experience required?
U.S. clinical experience is not a requirement and we do not establish a cutoff year limit after graduation. However, we assess the overall strength of the application as well as the competitiveness of the applicants to the program in the given year; thus, U.S. clinical experience, and application soon after graduation are both strongly encouraged. 

What is the location for your program on ERAS?
We are located in the South Atlantic region.

Does your program offer the ABIM Research Pathway?
Yes. We encourage applicants to consider the option if they are interested in a career as a physician scientist. Potential applicants may interview on one of our three pathway-specific interview days. There is a separate NRMP match number for the PSTP program. Learn more about the ABIM Research Pathway and our Scholarly Activities.

What is the deadline for the application to your program?
Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will be accepted through October 15, 2024. 

What is the length of the residency program?
The length of the categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program is typically three years. Residents in the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Program, the Global Health Pathway, Management and Leadership Pathway (MLP-R), and R-38 Program take four years to complete their residencies, while the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program lasts five years.

Who can I reach out to if I have questions? Please reach out to our Program Coordinator Emily Sikes - emily.sikes@duke.edu