Duke Among Top 10 Schools of Medicine

Established in 1930, The Duke University School of Medicine is part of the Duke University Medical Center, consistently ranked among the top 10 schools of medicine in the country.

Duke University School of Medicine offers a range of programs including the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Program, Ph.D. Programs in Biomedical Sciences, M.D./Ph.D. Program, Physician Assistant Program, Clinical Research Training Program, Clinical Leadership Program, etc. It offers one of the oldest Medical Scientist Training Programs (MD/PhD) in the country.

Duke has formed partnership with the National University of Singapore to create Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The school admitted its first class in fall 2007.


- No. 6 among the best research medical schools by U.S. News and World Report (2010). It is the only school of medicine in North Carolina and the Southeast ranked in the top 10. Additionally Duke is placed among the top 10 schools in five of eight medical specialties as follows:
  - Geriatrics: #4
  - Internal Medicine: #5
  - Family Medicine: #9
  - Women’s Health: #9
  - AIDS: #10

- Duke University Medical Center is placed among the top 10 of 174 qualifying medical centers, and only one of 21 to make the "Honor Roll" (US News 2009).

- The doctor of physical therapy program is ranked 13th in the nation (US News 2008).

- Ranked among the top 4 American medical schools in National Institutes of Health grant funding, with more than $358 million in 2007 (brimr.org).

- The physician assistant program is rated 2nd in the United States for 2007 (USNWR).