J.R. Peacock, MD

Start Year
2019

Basics

Hometown
Dakota Dukes, South Dakota

Where did you attend college/university?
Vanderbilt University

Where did you attend medical school?
Washington University in St. Louis

What are your career goals?
I grew up in a small town, so I see myself practicing in more of a rural setting after training. However, I also love education, so I plan on incorporating teaching into my work as much as possible.

What did you do the summer before Intern year?
I traveled to the Middle East and East Asia to visit the homes of a few of my close friends and their families. I also spent some time at home in South Dakota with my family catching fish off the dock.

Everyone I met when I first visited Duke was clearly both hard-working and happy to be here. I knew these were the kind of people I wanted to work with as a resident and I am very excited to be part of the "Duke Family."

-J.R. Peacock

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
Everyone I met when I first visited Duke was clearly both hard-working and happy to be here. I knew these were the kind of people I wanted to work with as a resident and I am very excited to be part of the "Duke Family."

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
There is a great balance of resident autonomy with appropriate teaching and guidance. There's no hand-holding, but I still feel safe knowing there is a huge network of support when I need it.

Tell us about your co-interns. What has helped you connect, support each other, and form friendships?
Getting to know my co-interns has been a blast, and we get to spend a lot of quality time outside of work together. This wasn't something I was expecting in residency, but I am certainly not complaining about it.