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Our Culture

"I had a great mentor at Yale Med. Dr. Duncan told me, 'Go to Duke. They'll take care of you, you'll have a great career, you'll be great operatively, you'll have tons of opportunities.' And he was right."

--Theresa Williamson, MD, PGY7

Here's Theresa Williamson describing her seven years as a resident at Duke Neurosurgery:


"I work with a bunch of people who love the work they're doing. I work with people who are curious, who are always looking for better ways to do things."

--Allan Friedman, MD, Interim Chair, Duke Neurosurgery

Learn what makes Duke Neurosurgery's culture unique, in the words of our faculty:

Living in Durham

Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina, one of three cities — Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh — that form North Carolina’s famed Triangle Region. Each of the cities is home to a major research university. The Triangle area, with a combined population of more than a million people, boasts a robust intellectual climate and broad cultural diversity.

What medical students and residents say about living in Durham

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