Micah Schub, MD

Start Year
2018

Basics

Hometown
Los Angeles, CA

College/University
The Juilliard School

Medical School
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

What additional degrees do you have and from what institution? 
Masters of Music, Orchestral Bass Performance, The Manhattan School of music

What are your career goals? 
A far as specialty I am still very undifferentiated. I would like to work in academic medicine, hopefully in a teaching and leadership role

What did you do the summer before internship? 
I traveled to Cambodia and Thailand with friends from Medical School, mostly eating my way across southeast Asia

The support from leadership is exceptional. You truly feel like a part of a family and a sense of belonging from day one. Personal growth and clinical competency are always front and center.

Micah Schub

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program? 
I was looking for rigorous training in a fun environment. A place where people take their work seriously but not themselves to seriously. I wanted a program that had a strong track record of training skilled physicians who were also happy to show up to be at work.

What are the strengths of the Duke program? 
The support from leadership is exceptional. You truly feel like a part of a family and a sense of belonging from day one. Personal growth and clinical competency are always front and center.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff? 
There is not only respect but interest from both parties in getting to know each other. As an intern, my thoughts and ideas are respected and nurtured.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect? 
Seconds. I love my co-interns. I really hope they think I'm half as cool as I think they are

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
How everyone smiles and says hello as you walk by. Southern hospitality is real I guess

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle? 
There's great local hiking, the sun shines a lot and there are pools everywhere. The food and craft beer scene is great and affordable on a resident salary. Traffic is light, parking is easy and people are friendly

Where did you choose to live, and why? 
I live on the border of Durham and Chapel Hill. I couples matched with my partner who is at UNC and even though we live half way, my commute is still only 15 minutes. The reverse sticker shock when coming from a bigger city is awesome

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham? 
Durham is an affordable place to live with more than enough to do. It also more humid than I thought was ever possible, but the AC everywhere you go is fantastic

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
I love music, whether that is playing the bass, singing or going to concerts. Otherwise I enjoy craft beer, playing basketball and hiking