Doctor of Medicine

The Duke University School of Medicine is widely recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, based on reputation, selectivity, research activity, and faculty resources.

For Visiting Medical Students

Third and fourth year students at qualifying medical schools may complete a one-month subinternship at Duke. Subinternships are available in all surgery divisions. Information and participation criteria are available at the Duke University School of Medicine visiting student program Web site.

For Duke University School of Medicine Students

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 over 120 medical students annually. The primary goal of this course is the presentation of concepts and principles that characterize the disciplines of surgery.

Program Information

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Program Director

Cory J. Vatsaas, MD FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery
Office:  919-684-3636