Why Train at Duke?

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Residency & Fellowship Programs

Duke Health has over 1,000 GME residents and fellows in programs ranging from very small sub-specialty fellowships to large specialty programs. Each person makes Duke Health special—providing opportunities to forge enduring relationships with world-class faculty, resident and fellow colleagues, other members of the health care team, and most importantly, patients and families. Our training programs are regularly ranked among the top programs in the nation. 

Learn more on the Training Programs page and in the Applicants section of our website.

Duke Health: There is No Place Like Home

Though it is the youngest of the nation's leading medical enterprises, Duke Health has grown into one of the country's largest clinical and biomedical research institutions. Duke Health encompasses a health system that spans 32 counties in North Carolina and includes areas in neighboring states. Duke University Hospital recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. 

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Elizabeth Atteh, MD, Pediatrics "The patient population at Duke is incredibly diverse, which makes for a more enriching learning experience. Everyone here has also been very welcoming and down to earth which also makes for a great learning environment." - Elizabeth Atteh, MD, Pediatrics


Join the Movement: Commitment to Social Justice and Dismantling Racism


Duke Health is taking specific actions to combat the social pandemics of systemic racism and injustice that plague our country. The health system, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing have begun the important work of learning from and reconciling moments of inequity across Duke Health and are now audaciously driving a movement for real change that makes our organization and community stronger, healthier and more just. Through this endeavor -- Moments to Movement -- we are beginning the critical work of learning from our history, understanding our present and planning for a bolder, more diverse and inclusive future. 

Additionally, initiatives across Duke Health and with partners are aimed at combating racism and decreasing health disparities for historically marginalized populations, including work within the Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the Duke Center for Research to Advance Health Equity, and LATIN-19 (Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19), recently founded by two School faculty members. 

Moments to Movement

Allison Taylor, MD, MS, Internal Medicine"The Duke program provides solid internal medicine training that will prepare you for whatever you want to do after, whether it's primary care, hospital medicine, or subspecialty training. It does so without compromising camaraderie and a nurturing learning environment. The leadership is also committed to making the residency experience an educational one." - Allison Taylor, MD, MS, Internal Medicine

Anti-Racism, Diversity & Inclusion Information


Duke Health’s COVID-19 Response

As the coronavirus pandemic began to spread throughout our communities and nation in Spring 2020, Duke Health pivoted to focus on the problem at hand. Faculty and staff in the health system began caring for patients with COVID-19 all while working to reduce the risk of infection among health care providers. Hundreds of providers began delivering virtual care via telemedicine, and drive-through testing sites were established.  

Researchers scaled up clinical research efforts focused on the novel coronavirus. In March, Duke University joined the first national study to test a potential therapy for COVID-19, giving hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. And in early April, the Duke Clinical Research Institute designed and launched a study to test a treatment for health care workers across the nation who are at high risk of contracting the virus. To date, Duke is involved in hundreds of trials to fight COVID-19.

A similar seismic shift occurred in laboratory-based research. Scientists turned their efforts to focus on COVID-19. Research teams in Durham and at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore are making critical contributions. Some of the world’s most skilled and experienced researchers are at Duke and are rapidly working to develop countermeasures through the development of a therapeutic antibody and a vaccine to combat COVID-19. 

Consistent with its history in patient care and research, Duke is leading and contributing at a local, national and international level, and partnering with clinical and scientific colleagues all over the world use the resources, knowledge and experience that everyone can bring to battle the pandemic.

As healthcare disparities become more obvious in the pandemic, Duke University Health System has developed a network of community partnerships with our local and regional communities for testing, medical care, and other support.  Residents and fellows are taking advantage of opportunities to contribute to the local community and its vulnerable citizens, through a variety of activities, such as a partnership with the NC Department of Health and Human Services  COVID-19 Work Group for Historically Marginalized Populations, a Bass Connections project to address inequities related to COVID-19 in Durham’s Black and Latinx populations, and volunteering opportunities at community clinics providing holistic wraparound services including COVID testing, medical care, and food services. 

COVID-19 Resources for Residents and Fellows
Duke’s residents and fellows are valuable members of our teams, and the GME Office and program leaders are dedicated to their well-being.  Duke GME leaders are committed to understanding and addressing the stressors of GME training and offer an array of resources for this purpose.  Specific resources for support during the pandemic include:

Duke In Photos

Duke Medicine Pavilion
Duke Children's Hospital
Davison Building
Duke Clinic
Duke Cancer Center Atrium
Duke Cancer Center Atrium
Duke University Health System Campus: from left, Duke Clinic, Duke Cancer Center and Duke Medicine Pavilion.
Duke University Hospital