A Message from the Dean
Established in 1930, Duke is a young school compared to its peers. We have an adolescent spirit - our school is bold, energetic, idealistic and nimble. We take pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators and clinicians where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health around the globe.
21st Century medicine and medical education are evolving rapidly. Medicine is becoming "personalized" - focused on understanding and promoting the health of individual patients, rather than formulaic treatment of a list of diagnoses. Duke is proud to be at the forefront of this transformation.
We hope you'll take advantage of this website to learn more about us. Or, visit us in Durham, "The City of Medicine," located in the beautiful research triangle area of North Carolina.
The Duke University School of Medicine is part of Duke Medicine which conceptually integrates the Duke University Health System which includes the flagship Duke University Medical Center and and the Duke University School of Nursing. It is the combination of research, clinical care, and education that takes place through the efforts of our faculty, staff, students, and trainees at many different sites throughout our region and worldwide.
Duke University Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation's top hospitals. in the 2011 U.S.News & World Report rankings, it moved up one spot to 9th place. As part of the magazine's analysis of hospital care, 16 specialties were graded on patient safety, nursing services, and other care measures.
Who We Are
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.
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 more than 1,500 faculty physicians and researchers.
Duke programmatic accomplishments include:
More than 6400 individuals have graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine since our first class finished their studies here in 1932.
Now, alumni of the school are spread across the globe, providing care to patients throughout North Carolina and in 20 countries.
Medical Alumni Association
Graduates of the School are united by the Medical Alumni Association, which has a directory of your classmates. Alumni gather annually in October for five- and ten-year reunions at the Medical Alumni Weekend.
Give to Duke Medicine
Your gift to The Medical Annual Fund or the Davison Club will have an immediate impact on medical education, training, research, and patient care, while helping Duke Medicine take another step in its remarkable medical endeavor. Give to Duke Medicine today -- start here.
Find a Duke-trained doctor near you
To find physicians educated or trained at Duke, search this online directory by specialty, state or country.
Academic Records for Licensing
For academic records, transcript requests and degree candidate information, contact the Office of the School of Medicine Registrar.
Physician Assistant Alumni
Graduates of the PA program use the Physician Assistant Alumni site to stay connected with their classmates and keep current with the PA Division.
Duke School of Medicine Learning Center
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