Corey Bradley, MD

Start Year
2016

Basics

Hometown
Harvard, MA

Where did you attend college/university?
Davidson College

Where did you attend medical school?
Wake Forest University

What are your career goals?
Cardiology

What did you do the summer before internship?
Explored national parks out west.

Our class felt like family from the beginning. At the first day of orientation we started bonding and just a few weeks in I felt like I could turn to any of them. The support and sense of community is more than I could have imagined.

Reflections on the Duke program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted a program that was academically driven and where the residents seemed to love what they do and take pride in their work.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The people! Everyone I have met is brilliant, humble, and genuinely fun to work with. I also love to access to research opportunities and the expectation that we will work to become the best physicians we can be.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The house staff are treated like colleagues and the faculty seem to love teaching. The sense of community and team work is very real.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
Our class felt like family from the beginning. At the first day of orientation we started bonding and just a few weeks in I felt like I could turn to any of them. The support and sense of community is more than I could have imagined.

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
I love going out to eat and also spending time outside. It is so easy to walk around downtown or the Ninth Street area for food, drinks, or just to explore. There are great parks in the area for hiking, swimming, and biking which is perfect for getting away on days off!

Where did you choose to live, and why?
I chose to live off Ninth Street because I wanted to be able to walk everywhere and have more of a city vibe. While the area has the safety of a small town, I can walk to everything I would ever need.

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham?
Durham definitely has the feel of a college town and attracts a lot of young professionals in a variety of fields. I love that it attracts people from all over the country. It has everything I would want from a city without the cost or the inconvenience that big cities also come with.

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Go out with friends, hike, go to the beach, and cook