The Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine 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 and represent the National Institutes of Health’s central pillars of human morbidity and mortality.  

Each track enables 4-10 scholars to participate in clinical rounds, journal clubs about clinical trials, clinical conferences, and special interactive sessions with guest faculty.  

The Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine Program is directed by Dr. Neil Surana, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics. 


Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 program.

Acceptance into the Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine is through a competitive application process. The program is for the Duke community and does not have monetary support associated with participation.

Predoctoral student applicants 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).