Duke Minority Housestaff Association

Dear Applicants,

We are so excited that you have chosen to interview at Duke Health! Duke is a wonderful place to train and Durham, North Carolina is a great place to live. It is a booming place for young professionals with lots of amazing restaurants, bars, trails, and museums. The city is also a short distance away from larger cities such as Charlotte, North Carolina, the DMV, as well as beautiful beaches, and mountains.

Our residents are proud to serve a diverse patient population here in the Durham community. Our Minority Housestaff Association (MHA) was founded in 2018 to foster a community of wellness for trainees that are underrepresented in medicine, promote professional development through mentorship and forums, assist in diversity recruitment efforts, and lead service initiatives in our local community. We hope that you will consider training at one of our many top-ranked programs and become part of our Duke and MHA family. 

Sincerely,
The Duke MHA Executive Board

President: Ashley Inez Thrower, M.D. Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, PGY-3
Vice President/Medical Student Chair: Dewonna Ferguson, MD, Family Medicine PGY-2
Community Chair/Social Media Chair: Emmanuella Egbonim, MD, M.P.H, Internal Medicine, PGY-3
Medical Student Co-Chair: Brandon Durant, MD, Internal Medicine, PGY-3
Faculty Advisor: Mia Mallory, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 


MHA Event at Durham Bull's baseball park, seen here with mascot Wool E. Bull

Mission Statement

The Duke Minority Housestaff Association was 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.

Dewonna Ferguson, MD (Family Medicine PGY-2), Brandon Durant, MD (Internal Medicine PGY-3), Ashley Inez Thrower, MD (Med-Peds PGY-3), Emmanuella Egbonim, MD (Internal Medicine PGY-3)
Celebrating Black History Month in 2022
Duke MHA URiM Intern Welcome Event 2021
Kendrick V. Kennedy, MD, Emergency Medicine Attending, and Cody Hill, MD, Emergency Medicine PGY-2 enjoying a shift together in the Duke Emergency Department. (left) Allison Taylor, MD, Internal Medicine, PGY-3, Emmanuella Egbonim, MD, Internal Medicine, PGY-3, and Ashley Thrower, MD, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, PGY3 posing for a photo in Duke’s Medicine Intensive Care Unit (MICU). (right)
Current MHA President Ashley Thrower, MD, and former MHA President Victoria Fashakin, MD featured with the director of the Good Samaritan Inn. Duke’s MHA raised ~$3,500 for the women and children of this shelter.

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