Become a Member

DUCCS is a unique organization, with members in academic, industry, and private practice cardiology careers. Becoming a member offers access to clinical trial participation, CME opportunities, and a social and professional network of highly skilled cardiologists. Membership dues support visiting professorships, meetings at ACC and AHA conferences, and other programs that enhance the careers or current and former Duke cardiology fellows.

DUCCS offers its members unique professional opportunities, including

  • Participation in clinical trials as part of the DUCCS network
  • Connection to job opportunities and job seekers
  • Discounted CME
  • Ability to return to Duke as a visiting professor
  • Ongoing collaborations with former Duke cardiology fellows


Eligibility for Membership

Current or past Duke Faculty members or fellows in Duke’s cardiovascular training program are eligible to be Active Members.

Individuals who did not receive cardiology training at Duke are also eligible for membership consideration. Individuals known personally to be an excellent physician with competence and experience and those that would add value to the DUCCS organization can be sponsored by an active DUCCS Member for consideration of membership. A letter of recommendation from DUCCS member, a current CV of nominee along with annual dues contribution should be forwarded to the DUCCS Administrative office ( The Board of Directors will review and can approve new members.

Annual membership dues are waived for Cardiology Fellows during fellowship. For the first two years after training, annual dues rates are reduced to a level determined by the DUCCS board. Subsequent year’s dues revert to the annual renewal rate.


Membership Dues

3-year membership $300

1-year membership $100


To become a DUCCS member, please send a check for $300 (three-year membership) or $100 (one-year membership) to:

Dr. Robert Mentz
DUCCS Administrative Office
200 Morris Street
DUMC #3850
Durham, NC 27701

Please make checks out to Duke University and indicate DUCCS Educational Fund, 392-9010, in the memo field.