Jeremy Cypen, MD

Start Year
2015

Basics

Hometown
Miami Beach, FL

Where did you attend college/university?
Harvard College

Where did you attend medical school?
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

What did you do the summer before internship?
Went to Thailand & Cambodia

If you learn best through direct hands-on experience, but in an open and friendly environment with great camaraderie from your colleagues, Duke should definitely be a top consideration for you.

Reflections on the Duke program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program with a focus on academics and a sense of fit.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
How amazingly friendly everyone is, including the upper levels (e.g. attendings, program admins)

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
There's very little, if any, overarching sense of hierarchy. Interactions with faculty have been surprisingly collegial in a good way.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
Not long, everyone has been really friendly, fun and easy to get along with from the get-go.

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Trying all the wonderful food and bars that Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill have to offer. Lazy 5 Ranch, on the way to Charlotte, is an awesome experience and highly recommended if you have the time.

Where did you choose to live, and why?
I chose to come to Duke because the hospital and facilities are nice, the climate is that perfect blend of not too hot and not too cold and because the people I met on my interview day seemed very friendly and normal.

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham?
The real estate market in Durham seems to be really booming lately, and you can get really good value regardless of whether you're looking to buy or rent. There are a lot more reasonable places to live in this area than I expected when I first looked into moving.

Parting thoughts?
If you learn best through direct hands-on experience, but in an open and friendly environment with great camaraderie from your colleagues, Duke should definitely be a top consideration for you.