Tara Holder, MD

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Where did you attend college/university?
University of Chicago

Where did you attend medical school?
Yale School of Medicine

What are your career goals?

Reflections on the Duke program

What are the strengths of the Duke program?
The environment is extremely supportive! I really enjoy the support and mentorship that the program leadership and senior residents provide. 

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
Living in the Triangle has been pretty awesome thus far. Nothing beats the cost of living. I go salsa dancing quite a bit. Regularly visit the breweries around town. If I had family members visit we would definitely go and get some NC bbq, a brewery, a Bulls game, and probably a hike. 

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
I really enjoy the Hispanic community around the Durham area. It has been really easy to find grocery stores with all the Caribbean and Latin American items that I enjoy. There is a high level of Salsa dancing in the area, which is really important to me. Overall, I've been pleasantly surprised. 

What do you like to do outside of medicine?
Play soccer and music, love salsa dancing, going to the gym and scenic hikes