Yemi  Olubowale
Junior Assistant Resident
House Staff


Columbus, GA

Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech")

Where did you attend medical school?

Advanced Degrees
M.A. Medicine, Health & Society -Vanderbilt University

What are your career goals?
To gain a deeper appreciation for the wide range of the human experience: learning more about the world around me through the stories of patients.

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program?
A place where questions were just as common as statements! Every single day here seems to present a novel situation (or rare diagnosis) that forces us to reckon with the concept of lifelong learning.

What are the strengths of the Duke Program?
The breadth of life experience my co-residents had before coming here. When people have such a diversity of experience, it shapes our work environment and constantly reminds you that there's never only one way to solve a problem.

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff?
By and large, the faculty here are so excited to contribute to our learning. They are glad to meet you at your level of understanding and then provide you with updates on the changes coming in their disciplines.

About Life in Durham

What is the best thing about living in Durham and the Triangle?
The proximity of three different cities with distinct personalities (Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh) means that there's a wide variety of things to do, all the time.

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds?
There's something to do for everyone! In the Triangle, your people are out there...just need to look.

Where did you choose to live and why?
I live downtown. My previous cities were Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas and New Orleans, so I am very much still clinging to walkability and ease of access to restaurants, events, etc.

What are your interests outside of medicine?
I really enjoy traveling to new places. For graduation, my friends and I did a trip to Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome and Paris over a few weeks. Seeing all of those places back-to-back crystallized that though the world has different pieces to it, we are similar in so many more ways than we know!

House Staff