Medicine + Engineering Degree Programs

Joshua D'Arcy, a Duke medical student, is the first Bar-Spach Medical Engineering Fellow.

Duke degree programs supporting joint training in medicine and engineering include:

The Medical Scientist Training Program

Leading to both the MD and PhD degrees, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) trains highly qualified medical students as physician-scientists. The program is offered through Duke's School of Medicine and Graduate School, and doctoral training may be pursued in biomedical engineering or another engineering discipline through the Pratt School of Engineering. Learn more

The MD-MEng Joint Degree Program

Designed to train "physician-inventors," this program enables MD candidates within the Duke University School of Medicine who have strong interests in health care, engineering, and innovation and entrepreneurship to earn a Master of Engineering degree from the Pratt School of Engineering. Learn more

Barr-Spach Scholarship

The Barr-Spach Scholarship was created by a gift from Maynard Ramsey III, M’69, G’75, who established an endowment to honor his Duke mentors, biomedical engineering professor and associate professor of pediatrics Roger C. Barr, BS’64, PhD’68, and pediatric cardiologist Madison S. Spach, T’50, MD’54, HS’54-59.

This competitive scholarship is awarded annually to a third-year Duke medical student who has been accepted to the MD-MEng dual degree program to provide support towards tuition and fees.

The first Bar-Spach Medical-Engineering Fellow, named in 2017, is Joshua D’Arcy.