Resident & Fellow Organizations

The Office of Graduate Medical Education is committed to the development of residents and fellows beyond the requirements of their training programs. We support a number of resident and fellow led groups designed to further personal and professional growth.

Duke Minority Housestaff Association
Message from the Co-Chairs:
We are excited to announce the establishment of the Duke Minority Housestaff Association. This organization has been created to foster a community of wellness for trainees that are underrepresented within medicine, promote professional development through mentorship and forums, assist in diversity recruitment efforts, and lead service initiatives in our local community.

If you have questions please contact Co-Chairs Shaunte McKay, M.D. ( or Tamara Saint-Surin, M.D. (

Coalition of Black Physicians
Message from the Chair:
Founded in 2014 by African-American resident physicians in Durham, North Carolina, CBP represents a community of talented individuals who are ready to tackle inequality in healthcare. In our community, unapologetic blackness and excellence go hand-in-hand.  Our actions will speak volumes to those who will not hear our words.  Join us on our journey.

To learn more about the Coalition of Black Physicians please send an email to

GME Patient Safety and Quality Council
The PSQC is a multidisciplinary group formed in 2009 to facilitate each resident's understanding of his or her individual role and responsibility in providing a safe environment for patient care. The scope of GME PSQC includes assessing and addressing curricular requirements and hidden curricular influences on GME trainee education in quality and patient safety and those issues that impact patients and their families. The purpose of the GME PSQC is to advance knowledge and skills related to quality and patient safety and facilitate implementation of GME trainees into health system initiatives.

To learn more about the GME PSQC please contact the Co-Chairs Dr. Alexa Bramall ( or Ben Ranard (

GME Technology Council
The Technology Council is a group that leads technology-driven initiatives to improve patient safety and clinical care. Participation in this council will allow residents and fellows to partner with Maestro Care support and analytics staff to engage in IT solutions to clinical problems. Residents and fellows will be expected to take the lead on faculty mentored projects and be provided informal project management support from the clinical informatics fellows. One trainee representative from each department is requested to sit on the Technology Council (with approval from program director).

To learn more about the GME Technology Council please contact Anisha Chandiramani, M.D. (

Resident Council
The Resident Council is a peer-selected group of GME residents and fellows who are responsible for representing resident concerns and issues variety of capacities at the institutional level.

To learn more about the Resident Council please contact the Chair Dot Lowell, M.D. ( or the Vice-Chair Ben Wooster, M.D. (