Morgan Cox, MD, MHS
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?
- 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)