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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. About the MA Program About the Margolis Center

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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.

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Scholars Fund

Margolis Scholars will be eligible for up to $6,000/yr that may be applied towards the following activities:

  1. Research Funding Support (access to data sets, participant incentives, equipment/software etc.)
  2. Professional Development (attendance of conferences, trainings, workshops, professional association memberships etc.)
  3. Supplement for summer internships (up to $4,000)

Margolis Scholars Diverse Backgrounds & Interests

Program Components, Timeline & Application Process

Program Components:
The Margolis Scholars program has four key components: knowledge building, skills enhancement and training, professional development, and community building and networking. Activities offered across the four components include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge Building: participate in health policy coursework, attend bi-weekly Margolis Seminars, and engage in a multi-day intensive health policy workshop
  • Skills Enhancement & Training: participate in research, simulation and skills labs, and teaching assistantships, as well as plan policy events and participate in peer mentorship programming
  • Professional Development: receive 1:1 academic and professional advising/mentorship, attend professional conferences, receive internship/fellowship guidance and placement, and plan community service projects
  • Community Building & Networking: receive monthly policy newsletters, plan annual events, attend Margolis Retreat and other social/alumni events, and participate in unique opportunities to meet experts in the field
  • Application Process & Materials:
    Eligible students apply to the Margolis Scholars program the summer before entering the first year of their respective graduate/professional school programs.

    • Online Application
    • Resume/CV
    • Most recent transcripts
    • Contact information for a professional/personal reference

    Graduate/Professional application process begins as follows: Public Policy (January), Business (March), Medicine (April), with all other eligible graduate programs in May. Selected scholars will start in the fall semester.

    Graduates: June