About the Program

The Scholars in Marine Medicine program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate research experience at the nexus of medicine and marine science. The Scholars in Marine Medicine program will support pre-health undergraduate majors who have an interest in marine biology or environmental science. 

    All scholars will spend at least one semester at the Duke University Marine Laboratory (DUML) and one or more semesters at the Medical Center campus in Durham. Scholars will have funding available for travel to conferences, research supplies, classes, and other professional development activities. In addition to the training that they receive, a community of scholars will be developed within each cohort of scholars, among alumni of the program, and with the scholars in the two parallel Marine Lab Scholars programs, the Repass-Rodgers Scholars and the Rachel Carson Scholars.


    Abbey M T'22

    "I love the Scholars in Marine Medicine program for many reasons, some being the amazing community within the scholars, the connections with incredible mentors, and the freedom to explore my research passions. I love marine biology and medicine separately, but this program allows me to integrate my two interests with incredible guidance and channel my ideas into tangible research products! Definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made at Duke."

    Abbey Milwicz T'22