The Tug McGraw Pre-Medical Internship was established as the cornerstone of Duke’s CAPE summer program. Students qualifying for the six-week internship participated in the clinical practices of all CAPE faculty, inpatient rounding, outpatient clinics and any didactic sessions that occurred during the students’ time with their mentor physicians. The last two weeks of the program focused on the clinical areas of each student’s clinical area of interest. Students with a particular interest in laboratory work and who are considering careers as physicians-scientists served as interns in the laboratories of CAPE’s basic science facility.
Students has the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with their selected physicians. There is a particular focus on partnering female attending physicians to young women. This allows female physicians to discuss their experiences, mentor and serve as role models.
BY 2013 THEIR OUTCOMES
61 CAPE alumnae are in Medical Schools
25 are at Duke Medical School
13 are in residencies across the US
36 are in Medical School around the world
Tim McGraw scholarship graduated as in residency!
CAPE student, Abbey Johnston, won silver this past summer at the 2012 Olympics.
Photo: Jeff Forney Photography
CAPE PROGRAM AT DUKE:
TUG MCGRAW PRE-MEDICAL INTERNSHIP
2004-2013 the Tug McGraw Foundation helped to ensure the future of medicine by providing funding to the Collegiate Athlete Pre-Medical Experience (CAPE) at Duke University, which supports female collegiate athletes interested in medicine.