Duke-Margolis Scholars Program in Health Policy and Management

Duke-Margolis Scholars Program in Health Policy and Management

Overview 2023-2024

About the Margolis Scholars Program

The Margolis Scholars program is a selective program for Duke University students that demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to a career in health policy and management, as well as leadership potential to improve health policy. Named in honor of Robert Margolis, M.D., the founder of Duke-Margolis and a pioneer of innovative integrated care delivery models, the Margolis Scholars program provides promising students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to be the next generation of health care leaders.

Margolis Scholars is a competitive program open to students at undergraduate and graduate levels. Selected Scholars are engaged in the program for 1 to 2 years, depending on their program of study.


Click the link below to find out about the program and meet the current Margolis Scholars. 

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Learn more about the Margolis Scholars Program in our informational video!





Scholars Health Policy Education and Training Stipends

Professional Development Stipend

Scholars will receive a stipend of $2,500 per year (disseminated in the fall) to be used for educational, research, and professional development activities related to health policy.

Supplemental Experience Stipend

Scholars may request to receive a stipend of up to $3,500 per year to be used for unpaid or under-paid internships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

A summer internship in which a Scholar will gain valuable and relevant health policy experience, and the organization is otherwise unable to provide compensation or a sufficient level of compensation. These internships might commonly be with 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, or local, state, or federal government agencies. 

A research assistantship with Margolis Core Faculty or staff on a health policy-focused research project. 

A teaching assistantship for a Margolis-affiliated health policy course. Each semester the Margolis Scholars program team will send out information on any relevant TA opportunities.

"From access to cutting-edge research, to engagement with the faculty, to the guidance of my mentor, the Center really creates a wonderful energy around health policy."

Minahil Shahid Margolis Scholar

2023 Scholars Friendsgiving

Meet Our Scholars

Learn about our current and past Scholars

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Application Timelines and Key Program Dates


Student Classification Application Opens Application Closes Interviews Decision Notifications
Undergraduate Students October 9, 2023 November 7, 2023 November 14-17, 2023 December 1, 2023
Medical Students January 2024 March 2024 April 2024

late April/early May

MBA Students Ongoing by invitation only      
Graduate Students April 12, 2024 May 10, 2024 May 2024-June 2024 June 2024


Key Program Dates 

The Scholars program begins in August 2023.   

The application to apply to be a Margolis Graduate Scholar is NOW open!
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Application Materials

  • Most recent transcript (Duke or previous institution)
  • Resume/CV
  • Contact information for a professional/personal reference
  • Responses to several short-answer prompts


Program Team

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Kate Bundorf, Ph.D.

Faculty Director of the Margolis Scholars Program
Margolis Core Faculty
J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Sanford School of Public Policy

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Tiffany Chan, MS

Senior Program Coordinator -Summer Experience, Margolis Scholars

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Hilary A. Campbell, PharmD, JD

Area Lead for Institutional Research and Analytics

Corinna Sorenson

Corinna Sorenson, PhD, MHSA, MPH

Faculty Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies
Senior Advisor and Founding Director, Margolis Scholars Program
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences and Public Policy
Margolis Core Faculty
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member