Peter McCann, MD

Start Year
2017

Basics

Hometown
Edinburgh

Where did you attend college/university? 
King's College London

Where did you attend medical school? 
King's College London

What additional degrees do you have and from what institution? 
MSc in Neuroscience

What are your career goals? 
Integrating medical and psychiatric care for drug and alcohol dependent patients.

What did you do the summer before internship? 
Traveled in California in Joshua Tree and up the Pacific Coast Highway

The faculty and senior residents are looking for ways to make the clinical learning experience as strong as possible, there's a real culture of learning and continual improvement where asking questions, researching and using reasoning is strongly encouraged.

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program? 
Somewhere that put equal emphasis on strong clinical skills, clinical care and taking an interest in quality improvement and research. Duke is incredibly strong in all these areas. 

What are the strengths of the Duke program? 
The faculty and senior residents are looking for ways to make the clinical learning experience as strong as possible, there's a real culture of learning and continual improvement where asking questions, researching and using reasoning is strongly encouraged.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff? 
Faculty are really approachable and look for ways to make everyone feel comfortable and part of the team.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect? 
It took seconds, everyone is looking out for each other, feels like one big team.

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
How for such a prestigious and excellent institution the learning environment encourages you to have fun and relax, it's the best way to learn and make friends

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle? 
The place has changed so much in the short time I've been here. There are always new restaurants, bars, independent stores popping up.

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds? 
Coming from London I'm used to multiculturalism and I almost feel like I'm back there!

Where did you choose to live, and why? 
I'm a townhouse near downtown Durham, the east campus is nearby with a good running loop, nearby parks and bars and restaurants.

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham? 
Try out locopops! The best popsicles in the world.

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
Hiking and traveling, there's some awesome countryside to explore around here.