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Professional Education

Advanced training opportunities for faculty are available through the Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation (CSEI), the Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD), the Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC), and other departments at Duke.

Duke faculty may participate in the Employee Tuition Assistance Program, which provides reimbursement of tuition for classes taken at Duke or any other higher educational institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with a physical presence in North Carolina.

Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation

The Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation is dedicated to training surgeons using the latest surgical techniques and innovative procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, microsurgery, and robotic surgery. Utilizing a combination of didactic lectures, live surgeries, video, and hands-on labs, hundreds of surgeons and allied health professionals from around the world have been trained through the center. Both accredited and non-accredited educational courses are offered throughout the year in a wide range of surgical specialties.

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Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi)

The Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) is the only multidisciplinary program of its kind in the United States. The MMCi program leverages Duke University’s world-renowned track record in medicine, business, and health informatics, preparing graduates to serve in key managerial and executive positions, from management consultant to chief medical information officer, across academia, government, and industry. Visit the MMCi website to learn more about this program.

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Enhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE)

The Duke Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) established the Enhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (ENABLE) program to support PDC members in developing novel research collaborations that focus on fundamental and applied science. The program provides salary support for a portion of clinical efforts to work within a research group for one year with the potential extension based on available funding. Visit the PDC website to learn more about this program.

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Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD)

The mission of the Duke Academy of Health Professions Education and Academic Development (AHEAD) is to promote excellence in the education of health professionals by creating an enterprise-wide community of education scholars, fostering innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs, and facilitating quality education research. Visit the Duke AHEAD website to learn more about the academy.

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