Applications are always accepted, but must be received by April 30 of the year for which admission is requested and must include:
- A completed Duke University Medical Center Allied Health application form, including a $50 non-refundable processing fee by check payable to "Duke University"
- A copy of a high school diploma or successfully completed equivalency certificate
- Official transcript(s) from all post high school education
- Two original letters of recommendation from previous employers or course instructors
- A 250-word essay on your reasons or motivations for wanting to enter the program
- Successful completion of ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). When registering, please click on the button that reads “Register for TEAS with PSI”, and request that your free transcript be sent to Duke Eye Center.
Following the receipt of all required information, the Admissions Committee reviews applications. Eligible applicants will be required to take ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Pending the results of TEAS test, qualified applicants will be invited to Duke Eye Center for interviews in early May. Applicants are notified of acceptance or denial no later than May 30 of the year for which applications are submitted. Classes begin in early July.
US Citizens or permanent US residents are eligible for admission. Students must be capable of providing adequate ophthalmic medical clinic patient care. Duke University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disabilities in its admission policies.
Contact for more information:
Deborah Smith, COMT, BSBA
Coordinator of Education and Training