Our residents give back to Durham and the surrounding community through a number of activities. The annual Duke Charity Auction is organized by the Internal Medicine residents and raises money for a local charity called Senior PharmAssist. Residents regularly volunteer through the Resiteering Committee at the Durham federally qualified health center, Lincoln clinic, during after-hours clinics. You can also find them volunteering their time with Habitat for Humanity and a variety of other activities. The Pediatric Residency has the Advocacy and Community Council for Trainees which is a resident-led committee focused on improving the health and safety of the children of Durham. Read more. In addition to these opportunities, faculty and residents volunteer at the Samaritan Health Center, a local free clinic in Durham.
Medicine-Pediatrics residents participate in social events in both categorical programs, including Charity Auction, Humanities in Medicine event, ice cream socials, Durham Bulls baseball games, Broom Hockey, class retreats, hello-goodbye parties, and more. In addition, Med-Peds residents participate in a variety of other Med-Peds specific events.
Journal Club and Business Meeting takes place three times a year. Each class (except for the intern class) is responsible for selecting an article and “hosting” the Journal Club each year.
The program is dynamic and constantly making changes and adjustments to make improvements based off resident feedback, with a focus on residency wellness. There is the perfect balance of autonomy and support that fosters learning how to be someone's doctor.
Katie Wood, MD, PGY-4
Semi-annual potlucks specifically for Med-Peds residents take place at Dr. Trinh’s home.
Med-Peds Senior Dinner
All residents attend the end of the year Med-Peds Senior Dinner to honor our graduating senior residents.
Our residents often gather for dinners with each other, and finishing interns host new interns for a transition dinner before starting the new academic year.
The Triangle area in general has so much to offer, from city to countryside, fine dining to diners, etc. Plus we're situated close to mountains and the beach…There's tons of trails and parks nearby for hiking, running, and biking.
Matt McCulloch, MD, PGY-4