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Undergraduate Medical Education

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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. Students can participate in a variety of surgery interest groups to learn more about pursuing a career in surgery.

Doctor of Medicine

Third and fourth year students at qualifying medical schools may complete a one-month subinternship at Duke. The surgery core course for Duke’s medical degree program is given during the second year and consists of an eight-week clinical clerkship. Surgery provides six rotations annually with approximately 17 students per rotation—training 120 medical students annually.

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General Surgery Interest Group

The Duke Department of Surgery sponsors the General Surgery Interest Group, a student-run organization that allows students to learn more about careers in general surgery through information sessions, case discussions, hands-on experiences, and professional mentorship facilitated by student-resident partnerships.

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