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Morgan Cox, MD, MHS

House Staff
Start Year: 
Butler University
Medical School: 
Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Surgical Education

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I sought out a top general surgery program that would prepare me to compete for top fellowship programs regardless of specialty. I initially wasn't seeking required research time, but I loved the wide variety of opportunities at Duke during those research years to further my academic career within residency. What sold me on Duke were the people I met on my interview. I had great conversations with all the residents I met as well as the attendings that made themselves available throughout the weekend. 

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • Diverse and advanced clinical cases 
  • Great support of residents from the program director and chair of surgery
  • Protected and funded research time with flexibility to develop project within your interests
  • Amazing residents who are supportive and hard-working. Duke Surgery gets the job done.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Enjoy the last couple of months before residency; travel, read, visit family and friends. This will be difficult once residency starts. 

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

  • Affordable
  • Minimal snow but still has four seasons
  • Great food and drinks
  • Active outdoor lifestyle

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Synderman Award winner recognizing outstanding educational research by GME trainee
  • 2018 Duke Clinical Research Day Poster Session 3rd Place Poster for Exceptional Clinical Research
  • 2017 American College of Surgeons 2017 Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching Top Ten
  • 2017 GSIG Resident Educator Award (Duke University)