Director's Welcome

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I am delighted that you are considering Duke for graduate medical education. Whether you are interested in a core residency program or a fellowship, Duke offers over 160 top-notch programs. There are over 1,000 GME trainees here in programs ranging from very small subspecialty fellowships to large core specialty programs. Our trainees come from all over the United States and dozens of countries.  Each program has its own personality but all our program directors share our GME staff’s commitment to providing an outstanding educational experience for every resident or fellow.

Duke University is famous for its buildings and facilities such as Duke Chapel, Duke Gardens, and Cameron Indoor Stadium. On the medical campus, we have seen tremendous expansion in our hospital and clinic facilities over the past few years, providing top notch clinical, education and research facilities for patient care and for our learners.

While being able to work in state-of-the-art facilities is attractive, the people inside those buildings make Duke truly special and their efforts have resulted in Duke’s top ranking for many years.  As a Duke trainee, you will have the opportunity to forge enduring relationships with our world-class faculty, your residency and fellowship colleagues, our health team members, and most of all your patients and their families.  Whether you are firmly committed to a career path, or just exploring your options, all opportunities are available to you.  At Duke, you will see that we truly embody our mission of caring for our patients, their families, and each other.

We are fortunate to be located in Durham, North Carolina. The Triangle area offers a wonderful and affordable quality of life, and four seasons with mild winters.  Exercise, sports, entertainment, dining and culture opportunities abound, and it is easy to take advantage of them after a day’s work.  We are committed to being a welcoming, inclusive institution and take pride in helping every resident and fellow achieve his or her desired goals, in a supportive and caring environment.

Please explore our GME website and program specific websites for more information about the training programs, opportunities at Duke, and living in Durham. We are delighted about your interest in our programs and look forward to sharing more information about Graduate Medical Education at Duke. 

Catherine M. Kuhn, M.D.
Associate Dean for GME
DIO and Director of GME
Professor of Anesthesiology