How to Apply

We are committed to training family physicians who are interested in future careers that include an emphasis on ambulatory family medicine, population health, and a leadership in community health care delivery. We are looking for mature, self-directed medical students who are committed to leading teams of health care providers, improving community health care, leading innovations in practice, and providing exemplary outpatient care with an emphasis on evidence based chronic disease management. Duke Family Medicine Residency Program will provide you the tools for success. 

Application Process

To be considered for an interview, students or graduates from an LCME-accredited medical school must:

  • Be scheduled for graduation in 2024, or have graduated from medical school in 2020-2023.
  • Have a passing score on Step I of USMLE (MD candidates).
  • Be eligible to work in the United States: US citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder, Asylee, Refugee, etc.). The program does not provide visa sponsorship.
  • Meet residency technical standards
  • Meet employment eligibility requirements for Duke University Hospital GME trainees.

A complete ERAS application is required, including:

  • Curriculum Vita (CV)
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty who have directly supervised clinical performance. At least one letter should be from a family physician.
  • Medical school transcript(s)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • USMLE, COMLEX scores

Preferences for interview are given to applicants who:

  • Are fully dedicated to family medicine as a career path 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to leadership and innovation
  • Have participated in community service activities
  • Have excelled on clinical rotations and patient centered care
  • Have a dedication to diversity, inclusion and equity

All incoming residents are required to have passed USMLE Steps I & II (both CS & CK) or equivalent before beginning residency at Duke.

The Duke Family Medicine Residency Program reserves the right to limit interviews and to change the above requirements.

Substance Use Testing

As of November 1994, all house staff who register for employment at Duke University Hospital and Graduate Medical Education will undergo entry Substance Use Testing. This testing is a condition of Duke employment. Any applicant who refuses to submit to screening or whose drug test is confirmed positive will have his or her offer of appointment rescinded.