Application Process

Application Requirements

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin. However, applicants must satisfy certain technical requirements congruent with Duke Graduate Medical Education standards to be eligible for admission. Please review these requirements before submitting an application.

  • Application through ERAS 
  • Dean's Letter
  • Letters of recommendation from the chairperson of pediatrics and the chairperson of internal medicine at your medical school
  • Two or more letters of recommendation from other faculty with whom you have worked
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Passing score on USMLE Step I (Each step of the USMLE must be passed within three attempts to receive a NC medical license.)

All applications must be received through ERAS by November 1.

An interview is an important part of the application process. Applicants will be invited to interview after review of the preliminary application material. Interviews are conducted from mid-November through January. This year's interview dates are November 7, November 14, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19, 2018, and January 9, 2019.

Read our applicant FAQ for more information

For further information about the Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, please contact Ashley Bowes, ashley.bowes@duke.edu, 919-681-3009.

International Medical Graduates

We invite highly qualified individuals from medical schools outside the United States and Canada to apply for combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency at Duke University.

  • To be considered, the applicant must have completed at least one rotation of no less than one month's duration on an inpatient service at a major teaching hospital in the United States or Canada. The applicant must have had direct patient responsibility during this rotation, in the role of an "acting intern." Time spent on consultant services and observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
  • One of the four required letters of recommendation must be from the physician supervising the internal medicine or pediatric clerkship in the United States or Canada. Other letters of recommendation should be from individuals familiar with the applicant's work.
  • We do not require USMLE Step 2 for application to the program, but we do require successful completion of both USMLE 2 CS and CK before training begins. There is no minimum USMLE score.
  • There is no maximum number of years since medical school graduation.
  • Med-Peds applicants must be ECFMG certified prior to the match and must be certified before they will be offered an interview.
  • We sponsor J-1 visas for international residents in the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency program.

Visiting Student Program

Students from other medical schools are welcome to come to Duke for fourth year clinical electives.

Further information and the application are available via the Visiting Medical Student Program site. 

Visiting Student Program Coordinator Contact Information
Scott Campbell
Student Services Officer and Visiting Student Coordinator
Offices of the Registrar and Financial Aid
Tel 919-684-8042
Fax 919-684-4322
scott.campbell@duke.edu