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The DCRI, as part of Duke University, considers education to be critical to improving the practice of medicine and, therefore, patient care. DCRI faculty are actively involved with both formal and informal educational programs at Duke University and Medical Center. Educational opportunities include:


Duke Academic Training Programs

Additional programs at Duke that provide academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research include:

Clinical Research Training Program [Duke University School of Medicine]

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) [Duke University School of Nursing]


Unique Educational Offerings

DCRI Education is designed to distill complex research and medical information into formats useful to physicians, scientists, and healthcare workers.

Horse Named Jim book coverIn 2001, the DCRI published its first training manual, Lessons from a Horse Named Jim. This book, which won an Honorable Mention Award in 2002 from the American Medical Writers Association, is “ extremely readable, entertaining, and user-friendly manual of clinical trials.” The second edition of this book was released in 2010.

The goal of the Medical Student Research Training Program is to provide third-year medical students with structured training in clinical research and the tools necessary to begin a successful career in academic medicine.

The NCC Summer Research Experience Program provides a high-quality research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and high school teachers during the summer academic break. 

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