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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:

  • Audiology
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic, Maxillofacial,and Oral Surgery
  • Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program
  • Urology

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Fellowship Programs

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

  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery

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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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