The Department of Medicine has a sincere and long-standing commitment to the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse group of faculty and trainees. We attract a wide range of residents from outstanding schools of medicine.
When asked why they chose to come to Duke, residents say it's the sense of autonomy and camaraderie among our trainees that most attracted them to our program. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for internal medicine training (No. 5).
Welcome to Duke Internal Medicine Residency
Duke Internal Medicine Residents explain why they chose to train at Duke - and what makes it such a welcoming and supportive program.
Spotlight: Chelsea Gaviola, MD
Chelsea Gaviola attended Johns Hopkins University and later received her MD from Dartmouth Medical School. It is there where she realized she wanted to have a long-term career in either Pulmonary and Critical Care or Hematology/Oncology. On what she was looking for in a residency program, Dr. Gaviola said, "It boiled down to three things. First, I wanted a rigorous training program that would prepare me to be a strong and compassionate clinician. Second, I sought out programs with longitudinal and sustainable global health rotations and research opportunities. Lastly, I hoped to be part of a warm and supportive community that would be invested in my personal and professional growth. Duke checked all three boxes for me!"
Spotlight: Omar Martinez-Uribe, MD
Omar Martinez-Uribe graduated from the University of Georgia and attended Duke University School of Medicine with a focus on going into Gastroenterology after finishing his Internal Medicine Residency. When remarking on the strengths of the Duke program, Dr. Martinez-Uribe said, "While the Duke program has many strengths, I believe its primary strength is the team of people that work here. My attendings all have been extremely supportive and are happy to teach in a moment’s notice. Duke also prioritizes fellowship and networking. It has been really easy to connect with mentors to help you with your career goals. Renowned clinicians and researchers are just an email away, and are always happy to meet to chat over a cup of coffee."