Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application deadline?

The application deadline is April 15 of each year.

When do classes begin?

Classes begin the first or second week in July.


Are there any college pre-requisites required?

No, but if you have attended college, it is important that we receive an official transcript from the college you attended.  Although there are no pre-requisites, it is always helpful to see successful academic performance at the college level.


Is there an age limit?

You must be 18 prior to beginning your clinical rotations or before October 1st. .

Is on-campus housing available?

No. Allied Health Program students are not eligible for on-campus housing.
Off campus housing options may be found here.


Is the program eligible for financial aid?

Yes. For information about financial aid, you may visit the Duke School of Medicine financial aid website.


What is the current program tuition?

More information on program costs


Does Duke Eye Center provide immigration sponsorship for the Ophthalmic Technician Program?

No, we do not provide immigration sponsorship.


Where can I get additional information about the program?

phone: 919-681-9157

The Duke School of Medicine Bulletin