Education Programs

Jennifer West with grad student

Current Programs

MEDx is proud to promote the training of the next generation of researchers and clinicians to work symbiotically on new solutions to complex clinical problems. Current Duke educational programs at the intersection of engineering and medicine include the following:

For Medical Students, Residents & Fellows

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares highly qualified medical students as physician-scientists. Learn more

MD-MEng Joint Degree Program

Through the MD-MEng joint-degree program, MD candidates within the Duke University School of Medicine earn a Master of Engineering degree from the Pratt School of Engineering. Learn more


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

For Medical and Engineering Students

Medical Engineering Interest Group (MEIG)

The Medical Engineering Interest Group (MEIG) stimulates interest and collaboration in medical design and technology among Duke University School of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering students. MEIG members come from across the two schools with diverse educational and training backgrounds and attend lunchtime talks with engaging speakers and experience interactive sessions with various technologies. Learn more

For Ph.D. and Master's Engineering Students

BME 543: Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging and Function

The Engineering 543 course teaches principles of cardiovascular imaging. It features a class project to derive quantitative data from cardiovascular images and mixes Ph.D. and Master’s engineering students with physicians as students. The purpose is to teach engineers and physicians how to talk to each other in the design of improved instrumentation for deriving quantitative physiologic information from moving cardiac images. The course is loosely structured and teaches students how the heart presents multiple problems that result in multiple ambiguities when trying to capture an image of a moving heart with ultrasound. However, lessons are applicable to any imaging technique. Class sessions are both at the hospital and in the engineering building and further feature several sessions of detailed cardiac dissection. No engineering prerequisites exist for physicians. 

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Data+ Summer Opportunities

MEDx co-sponsors Data +,  summer opportunity for Duke undergraduate students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges in the health and life sciences. Learn more

BME 590: Biomedical Device Innovation

The BME 590 course offers undergraduate and graduate engineering students the opportunity to shadow Duke Medicine physician mentors in the clinical setting in order to develop solutions to real-world challenges. Learn more