Duke University School of Medicine
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Sharon W. Coward
Multicultural Resource Center
Classroom knowledge is essential to the success of SMDEP
The summer program at Duke University offers talented students
the resources to present strong credentials for admission to medical
school. By providing a solid foundation in the pre-medical sciences,
math, writing, and learning skills, the program prepares its scholars
for success. Instruction in ethics, professionalism, interviewing
skills, clinical experience, and individual advising complete the
Program scholars will leave well prepared to complete their
undergraduate education and advance to health-professions education.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner will be provided in Duke
University West Campus residence hall dining room; lunch at
any on-campus eatery.
Travel Assistance: Up to $200 toward travel by air,
bus or train (based on need and for those more than 50 miles
away from Durham, NC).
Stipend: Disbursed in 2 installments (week 3 and upon
completion of the program).
Housing: Each student will be housed in a double occupancy,
air-conditioned room in a Duke University residence hall on
the West Campus.
Health Insurance: Not provided; however, SMDEP at Duke
will pay the Student Health fee which covers treatment for acute
illness and injury, chronic illness flares, allergy shots, diet
and nutrition counseling, and access to psychological counseling.
Social Activities: Includes the American Dance Festival
and Summer Festival of the Arts, skating, bowling, water park,
movies, and more.