Christopher Asuzu, MD

Start Year
2018

Basics

Hometown
Columbia, SC

College/University
College of Charleston

Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina

What are your career goals?
My clinical interest include General Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Critical Care

What did you do the summer before internship?
After graduating medical school, I vacationed to Puerto Rico. While there, I enjoyed the country’s amazing food and hiked to the highest point of El Yunque National Rain Forest. Afterwards, I spent some much need quality time with my friends and family in

I continue to be surprised with the amount of support you receive from faculty and house staff. In addition, the opportunities to achieve your career goals are endless.

Christopher Asuzu

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
While on the interview trail, I was searching for a residency program that would cultivate a positive learning environment. Additionally, I also wanted a program that embraced diversity and made it a priority.

What are the strengths of the Duke program? 
Duke's Internal Medicine program has a multitude of strengths. Aside from the plethora of research opportunities, Duke is a very supportive environment. In particular, the residency leadership truly has the best interest of their residents in mind. Additionally, the complexity of patients seen at Duke on a daily basis is unmatched. Every patient encounter is truly a new learning experience and opportunity for growth as a physician.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff? 
The faculty and house staff are devoted to teaching you how to approach each patient individually and they genuinely care about developing your skill set as a physician.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect? 
Not long at all. We started a Facebook some time after match day and have been a #DukeFamily ever since. We meet up pretty regularly outside of the hospital as well.

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
I continue to be surprised with the amount of support you receive from faculty and house staff. In addition, the opportunities to achieve your career goals are endless.

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle? 
The best part about living in Durham is the food scene. Durham and the Triangle are full of unique restaurants and bars that serve as an excellent escape from the hospital. There are also some great breweries in the area. Ponysaurus Brewing is a #DukeFamily favorite. Duke Gardens and the Eno River are great places to go and enjoy the outdoors.

Where did you choose to live, and why? 
I chose to live in South Durham. The rent is reasonable, and I am located minutes away from the RDU Airport. Additionally, I am approximately 20 minutes from Raleigh, 15 minutes from Chapel Hill, and 10-12 minutes from the Duke University Hospital.

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham? 
Durham is a small city that is growing day by day. It is definitely not as busy as NYC, Chicago, or Boston, but there is truly is something to do for everyone.

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
When I am not in the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Additionally, I like hiking (NC has some great trails), live music, and of course trying new restaurants and breweries.