Education and Training

Medical education in the Duke Department of Medicine provides a diverse and inclusive program for students, residents, and fellows.

Since the Duke University School of Medicine implemented the award for Master Teacher Clinician, Department of Medicine members have been the recipient of one or two of the three awards every year.

Residency Program

The Duke Department of Medicine offers a Residency Program in three specialties:

We also offer a one-year preliminary program that provides residents with a solid foundation in internal medicine before specialization.

Fellowship Program

Specialty training continues in the following fellowships:

Doctor of Medicine

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

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.

Download the list of labs

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.

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.

Continuing Medical Education

Our faculty and trainees continue their learning with courses and grand rounds sessions dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge.

Learn more in the continuing medical education section.