Megan Gillum, MD

Start Year
2015

Basics

Hometown
Spokane, WA

Where did you attend college/university?
University of Arizona

Where did you attend medical school?
University of Pittsburgh

What did you do the summer before internship?
I went on a road trip with my dad - highlights included seeing Sleeter-Kinney play at an outdoor venue in the pouring rain in Austin and eating amazing pork shoulder at Payne's in Memphis!

It is invigorating to be in an environment working with physicians who love their work, take an interest in my training and have a sense of humor.

About the Duke program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a program that would provide me with strong clinical skills, challenge me, but also provide a supportive environment.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
It is invigorating to be in an environment working with physicians who love their work, take an interest in my training, and have a sense of humor.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
The relationship between faculty and house staff is warm and collegial. Faculty are interested in helping us develop professionally but also in getting to know us or even joining forces for pub trivia.

Tell us about your co-residents. How long did it take to connect?
I can't gush enough about my co-residents. They make long days fun and there is always someone who is up for doing something fun when we're not in the hospital.