Tug McGraw Foundation


About Us

CAPE Program

We are helping 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.


As of 2013:

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.

The Tug McGraw Pre-Medical Internship Mission

The Tug McGraw Pre-Medical Internship has been established as the cornerstone of Duke’s CAPE summer program. Students qualifying for the six-week internship will participate in the clinical practices of all CAPE faculty, inpatient rounding, outpatient clinics and any didactic sessions that occur during the students’ time with their mentor physicians. The last two weeks of the program will focus 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 serve as interns in the laboratories of CAPE’s basic science facility.


Students have 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.


Cape Students - Tug McGraw Pre-Medical Internship Mission

The Tug McGraw CAPE Interns- Photo by Jeff Forney Photography