Career Preparation Retreat Series

The Career Preparation Retreat Series is designed to provide a forum for Duke Department of Medicine fellows to explore important career navigation skills common to physicians in all internal medicine subspecialties, while providing a way for fellows across the Department to connect with each other several times each year. Sessions are facilitated by faculty members across the Department of Medicine with a wide variety of career pathways and areas of expertise.

The first retreat, scheduled in October, is designed for first year fellows across the Department of Medicine. This retreat will include a networking component, as many fellows will be new to Duke, and will review the challenges of transitioning to fellowship at Duke. Other planned topics will include making your career plan, time management for physicians, and how to grow through challenges.  

The second retreat, scheduled in November, is designed for upper level fellows across the Department of Medicine (including fellows in one-year training programs). This retreat will include time for networking, and will focus on how to approach career choices. Topics may include CV preparation for academic and non-academic jobs, assessing job opportunities, how to interview for your first post-fellowship job, personal finance for physicians, and basics of contract negotiation.

The third retreat, scheduled in May, is designed for graduating fellows across the Department of Medicine. This retreat is designed to prepare fellows for the transition to their first post-fellowship job. Topics will include evidence-based ways to prepare for career transitions, how to tune into your well-being during times of transition, and an opportunity to discuss the challenges of job transitions with recent Duke DOM fellowship graduates.

Program Lead

Bill Hargett

Bill Hargett, MD, MMCi
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Senior Associate Program Director
Duke Internal Medicine Residency