Educational Programs

Duke offers a variety educational opportunities at the intersection of engineering and medicine

For Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, or Faculty

Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP)

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares 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

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. Medical students may contact Dr. Bruce Klitzman to explore this opportunity. 

Learn more about the MD-MEng program on its webpage on

Barr-Spach Scholarship 

This competitive scholarship provides support toward tuition and fees, and is awarded annually to third-year Duke medical students who have been accepted into the MD-MEng dual degree program.

It was created by a gift from Maynard Ramsey III, M’69, G’75, 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.

Learn more about the 2022 - 2023 scholarship opportunity here


The InnovateMD program provides Duke residents and fellows with the opportunity to collaborate with engineering students and faculty in medical device innovation. The program combines project-centered experience with supplemental learning activities. Learn more

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For Medical and Engineering Students

Medicine and Engineering Interest Group (MEIG)

The Medicine and Engineering Interest Group (MEIG) stimulates interest and