Ann Cameron Barr, MD

Start Year
2019

Basics

Hometown
Richmond, VA

Where did you attend college/university?
University of Virginia

Where did you attend medical school?
Emory University School of Medicine

What are your career goals?
I'm super passionate about MedEd and foresee that being a large part of my career. Clinically, my ideal career would be some mix of academic Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine. I love the team-based approach of inpatient General Medicine!

What did you do the summer before intern year?
Went to a few weddings, saw some friends from college, and spent time with my family!

"I chose to come to Duke primarily because of the people I met, and the feeling I got, on interview day. Everyone seemed so kind, smart, and supportive of one another. I guess I'm most surprised that my experience here thus far has been so consistent with that initial impression."

-Ann Cameron Barr

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a residency program with strong clinical training, opportunities to get involved in MedEd and research, and people who would both push and support me during residency. Duke checked all of those boxes!

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The people (#dukefam)! I am continually blown away by how nice and eager to help everyone is. From co-interns to attendings to program leadership, I couldn't imagine feeling any more supported by the people here.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The relationships between faculty and house staff are much more relaxed than I anticipated; they truly feel like relationships between colleagues. Also, the faculty place a lot of emphasis on our continued education/training and are always excited to teach!

Tell us about your co-interns. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
My co-interns are a stellar group of people. Everyone is so smart and fun, and people are always down to grab a beer, try a new restaurant, go play trivia, etc.

What has surprised you most about Duke?
I chose to come to Duke primarily because of the people I met, and the feeling I got, on interview day. Everyone seemed so kind, smart, and supportive of one another. I guess I'm most surprised that my experience here thus far has been so consistent with that initial impression.

About Duke University and Durham

What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
The food scene here is amazing. I have a very, very long list of restaurants I still want to try, and there are more opening every week! Also, the low cost of living and lack of traffic are ideal for a resident, allowing me to make the best use of my free time.

Where did you choose to live and why?
I chose to live in downtown Durham. My commute to work is a 5 minute drive, and there are tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance of my apartment -- best of both worlds!

What are your interests outside of medicine?
I enjoy hiking, running, checking out new restaurants/breweries, and game nights.