Application Process

To be considered for an interview, students or graduates from an LCME accredited medical school must:

  • Be scheduled for graduation in 2016, or have graduated from an allopathic or osteopathic medical school in 2013, 2014 or 2015.
  • Have a passing score on Step I of USMLE (MD candidates) or COMLEX (DO candidates) or equivalent Canadian licensing examinations.
  • Be eligible to work in the United States: US Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder, Asylee, Refugee, etc.). The program does not provide visa sponsorship.
  • Meet residency technical standards Click Here to Download.
  • Meet employment eligibility requirements for Duke University Hospital GME trainees

A complete ERAS application is required, including:

  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty who have directly supervised clinical performance. At least one letter should be from a family physician
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • USMLE , COMLEX or Canadian licensing exam scores

Preferences for interview are given to applicants who:

  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Have participated in community service activities
  • Are dedicated to Family Medicine as a career path

All incoming residents are required to have passed USMLE Steps I & II (both CS & CK) or equivalent before beginning residency at Duke.
The Duke Family Medicine program reserves the right to limit interviews and to change the above requirements.

"Our program combines the personal resident-attending relationship you find at a smaller community program, with the incredible breadth of pathology only a large medical center can provide. It really is the best of both worlds."

Matthew G Kanaan, DO

"I walked away from my interview thinking Duke FM offered everything I wanted in a program, and I continue to feel that way. With its world-class resources and small facility to resident ratio, Duke FM offers an excellent learning environment. The extra emphasis on procedures and a friendly, supportive environment were also key elements I was looking for and found in Duke."

Elizabeth Chisholm, DO