Duke Family Medicine and Community Health is a front runner in developing innovative educational programs for a wide range of medical professionals and health science learners. Explore our training, fellowship, residency, and faculty development programs below.


The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine.

Family Medicine Residency

The Duke Family Medicine Residency Program trains physician leaders who partner with health care and community teams to meet the health needs of patients and populations. The three overlapping domains are leadership development, research/analytic skills acquisition and development, and population health improvement.

Occupational Medicine Residency

The residency program in occupational medicine trains ethical, board-certified, occupational physicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide occupational and environmental health professional services in a wide variety of settings.

Pharmacy PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency with Campbell University

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's Duke Family Medicine Center is a training site for PGY2 pharmacy residents from Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.


Duke Family Medicine and Community Health offers the following fellowships:

Student Programs

Duke Physician Assistant Program

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's flagship student program is the Duke Physician Assistant Program, birthplace of the PA profession. The Duke Physician Assistant Program's mission is to educate caring, competent primary care physician assistants who practice evidence-based medicine, are leaders in the profession, dedicated to their communities, culturally sensitive, and devoted to positive transformation of the health care system. It is the birthplace of the physician assistant profession.

Further training for physician assistant students, medical students and pharmacy students in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health includes:

Clinical Leadership Training

Clinical leadership training is available through the following programs:

Scholarship Opportunities for Medical Students

  • Michael R. Nathan Memorial Fund: The Michael R. Nathan Memorial Fund supports an award to a deserving third-year or fourth-year medical student who undertakes a project in community health, occupational health, or international health.
  • The Eva J. Salber Award for Projects in Community Medicine: The Eva J. Salber Award for Projects in Community Health is given to one or more Duke second-year or third-year medical student(s) to enable them to acquire a community perspective in medicine.

Faculty Development

  • Family Medicine and Community Health faculty and staff may become members of Duke Academy for Health Professions Education and Academic Development (Duke AHEAD), which promotes excellence in the education of health professionals by creating a community of education scholars, fostering innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs, and facilitating quality education research.
  • Faculty may take advantage of the School of Medicine's Office for Faculty Development, which serves as a resource for faculty at all levels.

Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health's Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs offer training in providing exemplary patient care and teaching health professions learners, in addition to providing education on many community and population health topics.

Modules and Seminars