Dr. Cummings Hosted 11 Premedical Student-Athletes this Summer

By Jamie Botta

Professor of Pathology and Ophthalmology and Residency Program Director Thomas J. Cummings, MD, was invited to join faculty for the Duke Collegiate Athletic Premedical Experience (CAPE) program. CAPE is a mentoring program at Duke that provides female student-athletes exposure to the field of medicine by giving them the opportunity to shadow Duke doctors in their clinical work and prepare them for applying to medical school.

Cummings hosted 11 student-athletes this summer to experience a day in the life of a neuropathologist including frozen sections, sign-out, and autopsy. “I am honored to participate in this mentoring program for our Duke undergraduate premedical female student-athletes,” Cummings said.

CAPE was co-founded by Henry S. Friedman, MDand fellow brain tumor center deputy, Allan H. Friedman, MD. Read more about them and the program here.