The thesis is focused on discovery and design, which requires: Detailed engineering design, construction, and test of a proof-of-concept prototype Protection of the resulting intellectual property Presentation of a plan for development that addresses licensing, marketing, regulations, technology, manufacturability, distribution, costs, financing, and risks The fifth year consists of the clinical clerkships that are the usual curriculum of the School of Medicine fourth year.
Identification, prioritization and selection of a health care need with high potential impact and value Conceptual design of an innovative solution Additionally, students must complete an engineering practice-oriented internship, which can be further development of the design in the Third Year thesis that involves: In the third year, students take seven courses in the Pratt School of Engineering to fulfill the MEng curriculum requirements.
Inquire Now How it works Students spend four years Years 1, 2, 4 and 5 in medical school to fulfill the MD curriculum requirements. Learn more about our Master of Engineering MEng program.
Highlights of MD-MEng Three MD courses can be credited toward partial fulfillment of the MEng curriculum requirements, shortening the usual MEng time by one semester Designed to help future clinicians make an impact not only in medicine, but also in the health care industry Puts candidates at the forefront of health care innovation and entrepreneurship Provides integrated medical and engineering training in a real-world environment Provides access to both a top engineering research institution and a top medical school Provides a sound foundation for a career in health care delivery, innovation and entrepreneurship Five years to complete Open only to Duke medical school students in good academic standing Requires Duke University School of Medicine clearance through the Director of Third Year Study Program Managed by the Pratt School of Engineering How to Apply.
The third-year thesis requirement in the MD curriculum is fulfilled in the fourth year.A summer reading list is due to the Director of Graduate Study before the summer of the student's third year.
Preliminary Examination In the spring semester of the third year, the student takes two written examinations, one on the major and one on the two minor areas of concentration.
The preliminary examination in Economics takes the form of a thesis prospectus and an oral examination by the student's committee. Thesis Prospectus The thesis prospectus is a paper that discusses in detail what the student plans to present in the dissertation, including preliminary results.
The Duke Third Year Ophthalmology and Visual Science (OVS) Study Program is a to month program designed to provide the Duke third-year medical student with in-depth exposure to the sciences (basic and clinical) encompassed within ophthalmology.
In the fourth year, students work on development of new technologies or engineering approaches (including optimization/system analysis or feasibility analysis, etc.) for improving human health and write a thesis, for which they will receive School of Medicine credit in fulfillment of their Third Year thesis requirement.
Theses and Dissertations As you prepare your final master’s thesis or PhD dissertation, it is vital that you follow all of The Graduate School’s policies and procedures to ensure that the publication of your research adheres to Duke University guidelines.
The master’s project is required for UNC graduation, but can be used to fulfill Duke’s third-year requirements for a research experience and thesis.
All course work will be reviewed and approved by the student's UNC faculty advisor.Download