Trent Wei, MD

Start Year
2018

Basics

Hometown
Chapel Hill, NC

College/University
UNC - Chapel Hill

Medical School
UNC - Chapel Hill

What are your career goals?
Interventional Cardiology

I looked for a program with great residents that are friendly and easy to get along with. I also wanted a program that is supportive with ample research and clinical opportunity.

Trent Wei

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted to be in a program that provides high clinical rigor and offers ample research opportunities. Most importantly, I looked a program that is supportive and felt like family.

What are the strengths of the Duke program? 
The leadership, faculty, staff, and the residents are all super friendly and helpful!

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff? 
It's a very supportive environment that is based on teaching and patient care.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect?
THE BEST. I connected with my co-interns immediately. They are now some of my best friends and closest support system. 

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
The atmosphere of support. 

About Duke University and Durham

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
The atmosphere of support.

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle? 
Downtown Durham is growing really fast and quickly becoming a cool place to live.

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds? 
It's a melting pot of people from all walks of life.

Where did you choose to live, and why?
West Village Apartments in downtown Durham.

Based on your life, what advice would you give about moving to Durham? 
It's a town that is quickly blossoming into a fun place to live for young people. There are new restaurants, bars, event spaces, and apartments popping up everywhere.

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
Sports! Soccer, basketball, football, etc. I also love hiking and exploring mountains.

Parting thoughts?
You should come here! It's awesome!