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Chukwuemeka Onwuzurumba, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: 
Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

Sports medicine, ultrasound, clinical decision-making tools

What were you looking for in a residency program?

Palpable camaraderie, the ability/resources to pursue any niche in emergency medicine that piqued my interest, diverse faculty & residents, residents that were happy and pleased with the program, a history of the program making changes/adapting to needs of both program and residents.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • All of the above
  • Down-to-earth faculty/leadership with clinical acumen and great teaching ability
  • Faculty with expertise in various areas of emergency medicine
  • Patient acuity/complexity
  • Everything one could imagine an institution like Duke could offer to trainees

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

All of the hard work you've put in to get to this point has prepared you to be great at what you do. Greatness does not happen by accident, and it will take hard work and commitment. Regardless, take it easy before intern year begins.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

Smart people, relaxed or "laid back" feel when it comes to traffic and the typical hustle and bustle of a big city, diversity, the weather, an opportunity to go to a game at Cameron Indoor Stadium (eventually)

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Staying active, including (but not limited to) weight training/basketball, watching my Texas Longhorns/NBA/NFL games, reading non-medicine (and medicine) books, chess, local restaurants, spending time with my co-residents.