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Education and Training

The Duke Department of Surgery is committed to excellence, innovation, and leadership in training the world's best clinical and academic surgeons. Our training programs provide each physician the highest level of education and training as they prepare to become tomorrow’s medical leaders.

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Department of Surgery provides learning and training opportunities for students pursuing their doctor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine as well as other medical training schools.

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Residency Programs

The Duke Department of Surgery offers residency programs in a range of specialties:

  • Emergency Medicine

  • General Surgery

  • Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program

  • Integrated Thoracic Surgery

  • Otolaryngology

  • Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine

  • Physician Assistant Surgical

  • Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • Traditional Cardiovascular Surgery

  • Urology

  • Vascular Surgery Integrated

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Fellowship Programs

Fellowship training programs offer opportunities for advanced training and research in the following areas:

  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery

  • Breast Fellowship

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

  • Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

  • Endocrine Surgery

  • Endourology, Metabolic Stone Disease, Laparscopic and Robotic Surgery

  • Global Health Fellowship

  • Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery

  • Head and Neck Fellowship

  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Research Fellowship

  • Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship

  • Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

  • Speech Pathology Fellowship

  • Surgical Critical Care

  • Urologic Oncology

  • Vascular Surgery

  • Abdominal Transplant Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers

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Advanced Education

We are dedicated to advancing the practice of surgery through continuing medical education (CME). Continuing medical education (CME) offered through the Duke Department of Surgery provides opportunities for education, training, and guidance in providing exemplary surgical care to patients. A wide variety of advanced training opportunities are available for faculty, fellows, and residents.

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