The Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine (DSMM) program is a nine-month program (September to May) during which PhD candidates and postdoctoral associates who are studying basic sciences gain hands-on experience in clinical areas related to their field of research.

The program comprises four tracks based on strengths at the Duke School of Medicine:

  • oncology,
  • infectious diseases,
  • neurosciences,
  • endocrinology/cardiovascular diseases.

Each track enables 5–10 scholars to participate in clinical rounds, clinically relevant journal clubs, and clinical conferences where interesting patients are discussed.

DSMM is directed by Neil Surana, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, and coordinated by Molly Matlock.

Learn more about the DSMM program.

Accepting applications for the 2024-2025 program,
Deadline: June 10, 2024

Program Flyer | Application

Acceptance into DSMM is through a competitive application process, and eligible trainees across Duke University are encouraged to apply.

Predoctoral students need to have successfully completed their preliminary examinations prior to the start of the program in the Fall of the application year (please contact us to inquire if your examination data will be close to the start of the program and you would like to apply).