The youngest of the nation's leading medic … The youngest of the nation's leading medical schools, Duke is one of the world's premier centers for medical education, clinical care and biomedical research. Medical education at the Duke University School of Medicine includes programs that train medical students, residents and fellows, research scientists and post-doctoral fellows, physical therapists, physician assistants and pathologist assistants.
Planning for the school began in 1925, when businessman James Buchanan Duke, benefactor of Duke University and The Duke Endowment, bequeathed $4 million to establish the Duke School of Medicine, the Duke School of Nursing and Duke Hospital. Less than five years after the school opened in 1930, the Association of American Medical Colleges ranked Duke in the top quarter of medical schools in the country.
Now, more than 75 years later, the Duke University School of Medicine is firmly in the top 10 medical schools nationally. The medical campus encompasses 90 buildings on 210 acres and employs over 1,500 faculty physicians and researchers.
Programs offered include:
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program
Duke-NUS (National University of Singapore) Graduate Medical School in Singapore
Residency and Fellowships
Graduate Health Profession Programs: Physician Assistant Program, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Pathologists’ Assistant Program
Additional Programs: Ophthalmic Medical Technician, Clinical Leadership Program, Clinical Research Training Program, Master of Biostatistics Program, Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing Programs Medical Education (CME), Nursing Programs