By the time Joyce Copeland, M.D., was in the third grade, she had already narrowed her career aspiration list to three options: doctor, the first woman astronaut on the moon or the first woman president.
“I did one of the three,” she says, laughing. “The other two are still open, but I'm no longer interested in astronauts.”
As a child growing up in the early Space Age, Copeland’s aspirations made sense. She was intrigued by science, politics and news, but her family’s doctor sparked her interest in becoming a physician. She recalls his passing and cites the subsequent outpouring of grief and love in her hometown of Elizabeth City as what led her to consider a career in family medicine.
The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership (MHS-CL) is offering two courses for the upcoming spring term, held Jan. 9 through April 26. MHS-CL degree program applications for Spring 2019 admittance are being accepted now through Dec. 7. Program courses are also open to non-degree seeking students, and non-degree enrollment applications are also being accepted.
The Division of Community Health's Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) recently launched the Benefits Enrollment Center Fellows Program, a program for Duke University undergraduate and graduate students to join the BEC outreach team, increase awareness of resources, and expand outreach to Durham’s aging population, including those who are homebound.