The Cardea Fellows Program is for highly motivated students who are committed to preparing for a career in health care by mastering core knowledge in math and science.

Every undergraduate admitted to Duke has demonstrated academic excellence. Some students may have had fewer opportunities to develop a foundation in science and math that will lead them to their professional goals. The Cardea Fellows Program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of high performing students through a learning community to help establish a solid foundation in the natural sciences for each fellow. 

The goal of this program is to enable our fellows to prepare competitive applications to medical school and other health professions schools.

The program extends through each student’s four-year undergraduate experience. A fellowship of scholars will be established in the first year. Upperclass fellows increasingly engage in research and preprofessional experiences, interact with a network of Duke alumni, and serve as mentors to first- and second-year students.

For more information on the Cardea Fellows program, please click here.