Please visit the Duke BME graduate program website for official information about research and curriculum and about the application process. Also, feel free to consult A PhD Recruit’s Guide to Duke for additional information.
Current and Incoming Student Guides
- Duke BME PhD First Year Handbook is a must read for incoming students. This document touches on the following topics:
- Contact Information
- Useful Websites
- Important Dates
- A Campus Map
- Housing Arrangements
- Financial Information
- Health System
- Program Specifics
- Social Life
- University Resources for Duke BME PhD students is designed for all students in the department which covers:
- Certificate Programs
- Research Resources and Core Facilities
- Conference Travel Funding
- Research Abroad Funding
- Parking and Transportation
- Counseling Services
- Career Center Resources
- Legal Services
- GPSC News and Survival Guide is a wiki also designed for all graduate students with the following information:
All three are excellent resources for information regarding the BME PhD program. Some of the information is covered in multiple places but all should be up to date and accurate.
For a list of peer-suggested non-BME courses see this document.
The department is transitioning to a new set of degree milestones. Check out this graphical flowchart to see which set applies to you. You can also view the full presentation on the transition from the DGS. Below are documents for both pathways:
- NEW Guidelines for Prelim, Thesis Proposal, and Thesis Defense
- NEW Preliminary Exam Requirements
- OLD Preliminary Exam Requirements
- OLD Degree Milestones Timeline
- OLD Second Year Review Guidelines
Seminar and TA Short Courses
The department is revamping BME seminar II and adding two semester-long short courses for those serving as a teaching assistants (one short course for each TA-ship). BME seminar II is required for all PhD students; the short courses are required for the incoming classes of 2015 and beyond. Check out this summary of the new seminar and short courses.
- Interested in outreach? Check our outreach opportunities document.
- Career Resources: Job and Internship Info.
- Duke University Career Center
- Exploring Potential Career Paths
- Exploring Careers
- Using LinkedIn
- Informational Interviewing
- Postdoc Search
- Writing a Cover Letter
- Writing a CV
- Turning Your CV into a Resume
- Check out Duke’s Career Center website for general job search help.
- Connect with fellow Duke students and alums on LinkedIn.
- Learn more with the graduate student career services calendar and contacts.
- Learn more at the About Us page.
- Check out a summary of the positions and roles.
- View the current Charter.
Note: If any of the documents listed above are unavailable to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your affiliation to duke and your netID.