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 outstanding schools of medicine.

When asked why they chose to come to Duke, residents say it's the sense of autonomy and camaraderie among the house staff that most attracted them to our program. In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition, Duke University School of Medicine received top marks for internal medicine training (No. 4).


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: Rabab Ali, MD

Rabab Ali studied at Ayub Medical College, Pakistan, and it is there where she realized she wanted to have a long-term career in academic medicine. On what she was looking for in a residency program, Dr. Ali said, “I wanted to be trained by clinicians and teachers that practice evidence- and research-based medicine but also provide a nurturing environment for new trainees. I also wanted to be in a setting that challenges me to grow, be a compassionate clinician, a curious researcher, and a better person overall.”

Meet Dr. Ali

Spotlight: James Helzberg, MD

James Helzberg graduated from Davidson College and attended Duke University School of Medicine with a focus on academic medicine and an interest in gastroenterology. When remarking on the strengths of the Duke program, Dr. Helzberg said, “We have extraordinarily supportive faculty, who are always eager to learn more about you personally and in terms of career goals. They are very invested in teaching and provide the right amount of autonomy to encourage both personal and professional growth.”

Meet Dr. Helzberg