Duke-Margolis Scholars Program in Health Policy and Management
About the Margolis Scholars Program
The Margolis Scholars program is a prestigious 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 2020-2021 Margolis Scholars.
Margolis Scholars may use up to $6,000 per year toward the following activities, as approved by their faculty director:
Research Funding Support
Scholars will have access to a variety of resources to support their research, such as data sets, equipment, participant incentives, software, and more.
Scholars may use funds to support professional development opportunities such as conferences, training, workshops, and professional association memberships.
Summer Internship Stipend
Scholars may use up to $4,000 of their annual funds as a stipend for a well-aligned summer internship that is unpaid or to supplement a low-paying summer internship.
- Online Application linked below
- Most recent transcript (Duke or previous institution)
- Contact information for a professional/personal reference
"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."
Application Timelines and Key Program Dates
|Student Classification||Application Opens||Application Closes||Interviews||Decision Notifications|
|Undergraduate Students||November 30||January 3||January 13 - 15||January 29|
|Medical Students||Jan 11||March 26||April 5 - 9||April 16|
|Graduate Students||April 1||May 2||May 10 - 14||May 25|
* Medical Students please apply via the Duke University School of Medicine portal found here.
Key Program Dates
The Scholars program begins in August 2021.
Please note that all Scholars programming is every Friday from 12-1:30
Director of Graduate Education Initiatives and the Margolis Scholars Program
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Margolis Core Faculty
Director of Undergraduate Education and Research Initiatives, Margolis Center
Margolis Core Faculty
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
2020 Intern Mentor