Emily Kinsey, MD

Start Year
2015

Basics

Hometown
Richmond, VA

Where did you attend college/university?
University of Virginia

Where did you attend medical school?
University of Virginia

What are your career goals?
Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

I was looking for a program that would give me excellent training and prepare me for fellowship/ independent practice. I also wanted a place with a warm and welcoming environment, and I found all that and more at Duke!

Reflections on the Duke program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program that would give me excellent training and prepare me for fellowship/ independent practice. I also wanted a place with a warm and welcoming environment, and I found all that and more at Duke!

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
My fellow residents are hard-working, smart, and fun to hang out with outside of work!

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The attendings are approachable and nice. Rounds are usually very laid back and informal. The faculty are usually doing cutting edge research, and there is so much to learn from them. 

What research opportunities have you had during residency?
There are plenty of research opportunities at Duke. Dr. Arcasoy is a great resource for introduction to research mentors. 

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
I love living in an affordable town with lots of good restaurants and outdoor activities. 

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham?
Look for houses to rent if you aren't ready to buy (very affordable!). Raleigh is a bigger city, which could be a place for significant others to find employment. And there are tons of good daycares in the area-(not just the ones associated with Duke).

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
I like to run, and there are TONS of trails, running groups, and races in Durham. The house staff gym is free and is in the basement of the parking garage, which I love. Durham has a lot of charm-from the world beer festival to PickleFest there is always something going on and something fun to do.