Training Sites

Duke offers every level of health service, from prevention and primary care to the most sophisticated specialty services, at locations throughout North Carolina and beyond.

Duke offers every level of health service, from prevention and primary care to the most sophisticated specialty services, at locations throughout North Carolina and beyond.

Our health system includes three hospitals -- the flagship Duke University Hospital on our Duke University Medical Center campus, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital -- as well as home care and hospice services and dozens of primary and specialty care clinics in communities throughout the region.

As the Southeast’s preeminent health-care provider and one of the nation’s best, Duke attracts more than 67,000 inpatient stays and 1.8 million outpatient visits annually. Because of our leadership in biomedical research, Duke caregivers can offer patients immediate access to new therapies, bringing the benefits of the latest research directly to the bedside.

Patient care at Duke is also distinguished by a collaborative, patient-centered approach that combines the perspectives of physicians from many specialties with the broad experience of specialized nurses, physician associates, therapists, technologists, and many other health professionals.

Our residents primarily work at Duke University Hospital, the Durham VA Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital and several clinic sites.

Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital at Night

A tertiary and quaternary care hospital, Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the top hospitals in the United States. It offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; the Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms; an Eye Center with five operating rooms; and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.

The facility also functions as a research hospital where medical advances are achieved and applied, and as a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and the allied health sciences.

  • Employees: 11,000
  • Physicians on medical staff: 1,437
  • Number of beds: 1,048

Durham VA Medical Center


Located across the street from Duke University Hospital, the Durham VA Medical Center is a 270-bed tertiary care teaching facility affiliated with the Duke School of Medicine. All faculty members at the Durham VAMC are also faculty members at Duke, and many members have privileges at both hospitals.

The facility, which has been in operation since 1953, provides general and specialty medical, surgical, psychiatric-inpatient and ambulatory services, and serves as a major referral center for North Carolina and surrounding states. Ninety beds are allocated to the General Medicine Service. The acute care and subspecialty clinics are key components of our ambulatory rotations, and the PRIME clinic is an outstanding multidisciplinary clinic which serves as the continuity clinic site.

The hospital campus also includes the 120-bed Extended Care and Rehabilitation Center (ECRC), which is one of the sites for training in geriatrics, and the VA Prime Clinic.

Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional Hospital

Duke Regional Hospital is a 388-bed acute care facility serving the health care needs of Durham, Orange, Person, and Granville counties and the surrounding communities for more than 45 years. Duke Regional places a strong focus on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. The hospital offers medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopaedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Durham Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center.

  • Employees: 3,500
  • Physicians on medical staff: 689
  • Number of beds: 388

Clinic Sites

In addition to working at Duke University HospitalDuke Regional Hospital, and the Durham VA Medical Center, residents in the categorical program also have continuity clinic at one of three primary care sites. These each have their own personalities, but also share a great deal in common.

Learn more on the Ambulatory Clinics page.