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Resident Experience

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Duke General Surgery residents are standouts in their field. Graduates consistently go on to land prestigious fellowships and highly sought-after clinical positions and academic professorships.

Some focus on teaching, garnering awards for training and mentoring the next generation of surgeons. Others devote their careers to research, making significant advancements in surgical care. See where our graduated residents have gone after the program.

Our residents are typically highly productive during their time in training. Most establish themselves as bona fide authorities in a chosen field and exemplify this through significant contribution to the medical literature. This productivity indicates not only the high level of talent and ingenuity typical of the Duke Surgery resident, but also speaks to the quality of mentorship in time management, prioritization, and other skills critical to academic success delivered during the residency period.

Our newly opened Resident Lounge living/office space was designed to make the lives of all our residents better. It includes a 75-inch TV, kitchen space, meeting rooms, and more to help residents be productive and relax in style.

Meet Our People

Get to know our faculty and residents in several video interviews. Learn more about why residents chose Duke General Surgery for their residency training, how the program prepares residents for successful careers, and what life is like living in Durham, North Carolina.

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Duke Medical Campus Tour

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Take a tour of the Duke Medical Campus, including Duke University Hospital, the Duke Medical Pavilion, the Duke Cancer Center, and Duke University Campus. Learn more about the hybrid operating room, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and the Surgery Residents' Lounge.

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Why Train at Duke

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Visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website to learn more about resident and fellow training opportunities at Duke Health, Duke Health's commitment to social justice and dismantling racism, and Duke Health’s response to COVID-19.

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Life in Durham

We think you’ll find everything you need for an enriching life and training experience in and around Durham, North Carolina — our home. It combines the best of a big city and a small town: the people are friendly, there’s plenty of job opportunities and things to do, and it’s affordable.

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