Leading Education

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Innovating curricula to mold leaders for the future is part of the culture in Duke’s top ranked schools of medicine and nursing. From their founding, both schools have broken with long-established traditions to focus on hands-on learning, basic and clinical research, and leadership training. Today, Duke is introducing team-based learning, independent study, cross-and interdisciplinary education, simulation, a focus on the patient and family experience over time, management and leadership training for students and residents, and global and community health experiences to educate students today who will be leaders for a changing world.

You are key to our success

To succeed, we seek philanthropic investment in endowments for faculty, research fellowships, and clinical leadership education; capital for new buildings, equipment, and programs; and current-use funding for early-stage research and other priorities.