Maggie Moses, MD

Start Year
2015

Basics

Hometown
Dodgeville, WI

Where did you attend college/university?
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Where did you attend medical school?
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

What are your career goals?
I will be pursuing another residency in Dermatology at Stanford starting in 2018.

The faculty here at Duke are top-notch. I am constantly challenged, yet feel fully supported. Every day on the wards, whether on the General Medicine service or on any specialty service, I am excited to wake up and get to work. This is a direct result of the faculty!

Reflections on the Duke program

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Duke is filled with the most motivated and dedicated clinicians across all levels of training. You think you'd be intimidated by these amazing people but it's quite the contrary. I have made the very best of friends and found the most inspiring mentors one could ever hope for. Duke is a place to plant your roots and embrace the vast growth that's sure to come.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The faculty here at Duke are top-notch. I am constantly challenged, yet feel fully supported. Every day on the wards, whether on the General Medicine service or on any specialty service, I am excited to wake up and get to work. This is a direct result of the faculty!

What research opportunities have you had during residency?
I am currently working on two different chart reviews, one with Duke patients and the other through the Durham VA Medical Center. I was also fortunate to work on a statewide smoking cessation pamphlet with a previous mentor from my medical school who relocated to Duke. The opportunities here are really second to none. 

Describe the mentorship that's been available to you during residency.
Right off the bat you are connected with a mentor within the Department of Medicine and this person serves as your quarterly check-in, not only to ensure you're doing everything that's required but also to check-in with you personally. I've found my assigned mentor invaluable. What's more, I've gained several mentors during the course of my training by simply working with them on the wards. I share hugs with them, share my thoughts on educational pursuits, and share in the joy of taking care of mutual patients. 

What is a funny or memorable experience from your time at Duke?
Perhaps some of my favorite times here at the hospital are spent on night-float rotations with my co-residents. There tends to be a very special hour (usually around 3 to 4AM) where we all break out in hysterics about the goofiest things - face swapping on Snap Chat, funny videos on the internet, or prank pages. Even writing about this makes me laugh!

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
I've found Durham to feel more and more like home throughout the course of my training. I can't get enough of The Pit, which is a stellar Carolinian BBQ joint, mostly because they actually have a Vegan option! I also LOVE Saturdays in Durham where you can walk around the Farmer's Market, grab a unique coffee at Cocoa Cinnamon, and then play some board games at Fullsteam Brewery. Perhaps the second best part - Chapel Hill is right next door and Raleigh is a short drive away. Chapel Hill has a great college town vibe while Raleigh is the big city you can escape to for a fancy night out. It's an area I hope to settle in!

Parting thoughts?
I can't imagine training anywhere else!