Application Process

Application Requirements

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender identification, sexuality, or national origin. 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 are strongly encouraged
  • 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.

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 November through January.

We will be conducting only virtual interviews this year on the following dates: November 1, 8, 15, 29; and December 6, 13, 2023 and January 3, 10, 2024. The virtual interview experience will be approximately 3 hours in length, in the morning or afternoon.  Additional online materials will be made available to applicants after interviews are scheduled, and opportunities to meet residents virtually will be posted.We strive to create a virtual interview experience for applicants which accurately represents our program and provides time with our most important asset, our residents.

For further information about the Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, please contact Ashley Bowes,, 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

Typically, students from other medical schools are welcome to come to Duke for fourth year clinical electives. All visiting student programs have been suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further information and the application are available via the Visiting Medical Student Program site. All visiting student programs have been suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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