Learn about Duke’s program for training future leaders in internal medicine
As physicians and teachers within the Duke University Health System, we have a strong emphasis on educating medical students and resident physicians.
A resident physician spends at least three years of post-medical school training at Duke under the close supervision of an attending physician. All patients seen by a resident are discussed at length with an attending physician who supervises all management and treatment decisions. This allows us to assure excellent care while providing an invaluable education for these young physicians.
Medical students also spend time in our practice and will always be supervised by the attending physician. Medical students cannot serve as primary care providers to patients.
Our physician faculty act as teachers and mentors to many learners within the Duke system. This includes students in the Duke University School of Nursing and those participating in the Duke Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner training programs.
Certain internal medicine practices within the Duke University Health System also participate as a practice sites for the Duke Hospital Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program, as well as for pharmacy students from the University of North Carolina and the Campbell School of Pharmacy.