Duke University

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DUMC 3710
Durham, NC 27710


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Research rank Category Name
#8 Best Research
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#40 Best Primary Care


#8 in AIDS
#3 in Geriatrics

Medical School Overview

The School of Medicine at Duke University has an application deadline of October 1. The application fee at Duke University is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $49,940. The faculty-student ratio at Duke University is 3.4:1. The School of Medicine has 1,464 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

Although earning an M.D. at the Duke University School of Medicine takes the traditional four years, students’ class training is condensed into the first three. The fourth year is for elective rotations in which students can tailor their education to their interests. Students can also complete a dual master’s degree during their fourth year, including an M.B.A., M.P.H., or Master of Science. Through the Medical Scientist Training Program, students can earn a joint M.D./Ph.D. in seven to eight years. There is also a joint M.D./J.D. program through the Duke School of Law.

The Duke Clinical Research Institute is the oldest and largest academic organization of its kind, and the School of Medicine is awarded more than $400 million for sponsored research. There are about 30 centers and institutes on campus where students can get involved in research projects. The Duke University Medical Center campus in Durham, N.C. is located next to the main campus of the university and is also home to the highly ranked Duke University Medical Center.

Full-time graduate students may apply to live on campus, though priority is given to foreign students enrolling in a school outside their home country for the first time. In addition to its location in Durham, the university runs the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.


Applications accepted June 15 (Begins)
October 1 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 1,464
Full-time faculty-student ratio 3.4:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 430
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $49,940

Required fees $3,383


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
dermatology pediatrics
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology radiation oncology
ophthalmology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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