Chief Residents' Welcome

Dear Future Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Welcome to Duke Emergency Medicine! Duke Emergency Medicine offers a world-class emergency medicine training program in a fun, warm, challenging, and supportive environment. We have an outstanding clinical curriculum that will prepare you well for any emergency medicine position. Furthermore, Duke has amazing resources and opportunities to get involved in a broad spectrum of programs such as medical education, social emergency medicine, research, global health, ultrasound, hyperbarics, critical care, sports medicine, and much more.

In addition to training at Duke, Durham and the surrounding area offers affordable great places to live. At any given time there is plenty to explore, including restaurants, bars, museums, music venues, outdoor parks and hiking trails. Our group loves to check out the Durham Bulls baseball games, Duke basketball games, art shows, concerts at DPAC, the farmer’s market and food truck rodeos. With our prime location in Durham, the beach and the mountains are only a couple of hours away in either direction.

We understand that we are currently in unprecedented times, and that you are attempting to navigate the challenges of applying to residency during a pandemic. Although we have not experienced this personally, we do understand that the process can be difficult and arduous when considering these new factors. Our program has, and will continue to, work very hard to make this process as easy as we possibly can. Our hope during these times is to show you the friendliness and warmth that led us all here. We can honestly say that choosing Duke Emergency Medicine was one of the best decisions we could have made, and that we are excited to be a part of this residency and the overall Duke University Health System.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us. We are always happy to tell you about the wonderful things that we are doing here at Duke. We have no doubt that you will absolutely love it here!