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Resident Experience

General Surgery Chief Administrative Residents in Resident's Lounge

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. 

Hear from Dr. Brian Gilmore on why he chose Duke to pursue his residency.

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 job opportunities and things to do, and it’s affordable. See what Durham has to offer.