Learner Advisory Board

Who We Are

The Learner Advisory Board is an inter-professional group of health professions students who work within the larger Duke AHEAD initiative to promote excellence in the education of health professionals. LAB members work together to foster innovative education opportunities designed to benefit health professions students beyond their classroom studies. The group also works with Duke AHEAD faculty to provide an opportunity for student-driven inter-professional projects to gain funding through grant funding Please feel free to browse the list of current projects or reach out to LAB members for any further questions or updates on our latest initiatives.

Benefits of Joining

  • Participate in designated professional development activities and Academy programs
  • Network with a community of health professions educators
  • Identify potential mentors
  • Membership is for the duration of your time as a graduate student.  After one year of membership, you will be eligible to serve as a co-chair.

Membership Duty Commitments

  • Attend monthly LAB meetings in person unless there is a conflict with your clinical responsibilities
  • Attend Duke AHEAD steering committee meetings (at least once per 6 months)
  • Participate in LAB volunteer programs


Students from the MD, PA, PT, and nursing programs are eligible to apply for a position on the LAB. If accepted, student will maintain position throughout the remainder of their time as a Duke graduate student. Please complete the below application form at the bottom of this page. The current application cycle is as follows:

Application Cycle Open: February 26, 2018 

Application Cycle Closes: March 23, 2018

*These dates will be adjusted for the fall cycle. This current spring cycle serves mainly to add members for this year

Applications will be reviewed by the current AHEAD LAB members with final decisions to be sent to prospective applicants within three weeks of cycle closure.

Potential members must first fill out the general Duke AHEAD membership form here, followed by the Learner Advisory Board Application below. 

Our Current Projects: 

Grant Funding

Duke Navigator Project – a student-operated initiative that connects Duke Health students to medical oncologists and cancer patients to facilitate goals of care conversations.  Formal grant application cycle currently in development. Further details regarding application process and fund availability will be posted soon.

Interprofessional Tutoring – a program that will organize a tutoring program between more senior Duke Health students who wish to tutor their peers across any of the schools and any desired topic 

Volunteer Opportunities

Ronald McDonald House