• Roksana Alizadeh

Duke University School of Medicine



  • Tuition

  • The application fee at Duke University is $95

  • Its tuition is full-time: $61,170.


  • Average MCAT

  • 520 Average MCAT (class of 2019)


  • GPA

  • Students boast an average GPA of 3.80 out of 4.00 and an average MCAT score of 36, on the new MCAT, this is equivalent to a score of about 518

  • 3.8 Average GPA (class of 2019)


  • Financial Aid

  • Duke University School of Medicine places a high priority on need-based financial assistance for its students with a particular emphasis on grants and low-interest loans.

  • In the academic year 2019-20, the Financial Aid Office administered approximately $53 million in loans, and scholarship funding from school, federal, and private sources to over 88 percent of our student body.

  • Duke maintains a strict policy of selecting candidates without regard to their ability to pay for medical school. Financial aid application information will be distributed to students during the interview process.

  • The financial aid process should be completed by the deadline to ensure a financial aid award has been processed before you need to make a decision about attending Duke School of Medicine.

  • The Financial Aid Office determines need based aid eligibility, not merit. The Merit Scholarship Committee will notify students if they received a merit award.

  • The financial aid package is based on the expected family contribution, which includes both parents and student resources. This amount is determined by a financial needs assessment, which looks at assets, income, family size and number in college.

  • The student's financial need is the difference between the cost of education minus the expected family contribution. The student's financial need is met with Duke grant funds ,Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Grad PLUS Loan.


  • Extra Info

  • Statistics of class of 2019:

  • 10 1st Year MD matriculates

  • 3 1st year PhD matriculates

  • DukeMed considers international students and requires completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited American College or University. If the undergraduate degree is from a foreign college, at least two years of university work at an American-accredited university or college will be required.


  • Eligibility

  • Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and

  • Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).

  • U.S. Program applicants must also have:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and

  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.- Ph.D.

  • *Previous research experience is not a requirement for participation in the program.


  • Requirements

  • Participate fully for 10 weeks (May 19 - July 27, 2019) in the Amgen Scholars Program. Amgen Scholars must be present for the entirety of the program. Because Amgen Scholars will be involved in full-time research that may require evening/weekend commitments, scholars may not take courses or work during the duration of the program.

  • Live in on-campus housing with fellow Duke Amgen Scholars.

  • Participate fully in the laboratory culture of the research group, including lab meetings or other gatherings.

  • Attend all required seminars, workshops, weekly activities, and social events.

  • Attend the Amgen Scholars National Symposium in July at UCLA.

  • Present summer research project at final poster session.

  • Complete pre- and post-program surveys.

  • Visiting students are required to have health insurance. Participants will be asked to complete the Duke Health Insurance Verification Form prior to the first day of the program.

  • Successful completion of Duke Laboratory Safety Program (online training modules) - more info will provided once admitted to program.





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