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 2023 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: Rohit Nair, MD, MS, MBA 

Rohit Nair attended Vanderbilt University and later received his MD and MS from Louisville School of Medicine and his MBA from University of Louisville. It is there where he realized he wanted to have a career focusing on medical innovation, medical education, and global health. When reflecting on the Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Nair said, "The leadership of the program truly cares that we are having a great experience, and have created a supportive culture that is evident throughout the faculty we work with. The opportunities for mentorship, research, and following your passions within medicine are endless. "

Meet Dr. Nair

Spotlight: Sachiko "Sachi" Oshima, MD

Sachi Oshima graduated from the Harvard University and attended Duke University School of Medicine with a focus on research in addressing health disparities, alongside outpatient and hospital-based clinical work. When reflecting on why she chose to stay at Duke for residency, Dr. Oshima said, "I was looking for a supportive program filled with people who take their work seriously, but don't take themselves too seriously. Going to medical school at Duke, I was already in love with the Duke and Durham communities. Duke Internal Medicine is filled with kind, intelligent, and dedicated people and I'm grateful I get to be a part of the Duke Family!"

Meet Dr. Oshima