About Duke GME MELT
The Duke Graduate Medical Education Medical Education Leadership Track (MELT) program provides critical content to better prepare physicians for practice in the current and future health care system. MELT is a one-year, longitudinal elective course usually completed during the PGY4 (scholarly) year that focuses on training future leaders in medical education and provides them with the tools to successfully approach medical education scholarship/research. Graduates receive a certificate in medical education leadership.
Duke Radiation Oncology residents who have completed this track include Collin Kent, MD; Daphna Spiegel, MD; Daniel Tandberg, MD; Sarah Jo Stephens, MD; Jeremy Price, MD, PhD; and Bradley Ackerson, MD.
Other GME Incentives
The GME does much more than ensure continued accreditation of fellowship and residency training programs. All trainees benefit from the extensive support and unique opportunities that Duke GME provides.
- Resident participation in Duke committees on medical education and patient safety
- The annual Snyderman Award for resident research
- "The Bunker" – a residents-only facility with exercise equipment, sleeping/shower accommodations and lounge area
- GME Week activities, including chance to win tickets to Duke men's basketball game
- Financial and student-debt counseling
- Seed grants for innovation in teaching graduate medical education