Curriculum Overview

The goal of the Duke Family Medicine Residency program is to train physician leaders who partner with health care and community teams to meet the health needs of patients and populations.

There are three overlapping training domains:

  • Leadership development
  • Research/analytic skills acquisition and development
  • Population health improvement

Leadership development focuses on the skills needed to manage teams of professionals who provide either direct or indirect patient care.

Research/analytic competency focuses on the skills required to develop interventions, measure outcomes, and disseminate results.

Population health improvement focuses on working with and improving the health of communities.

Inpatient rotations are concentrated in the first year and continuity clinics increase in the second and third years. Procedure training, sports medicine and emergency room care are also emphasized.

“Duke Family Medicine is truly at the forefront of primary care. Between our patient centered medical home and the community based initiatives in which we participate, we will leave our residency training with the tools to make us true community leaders in primary care.”

Megha Shah, MD

"The Duke Family Medicine Residency Program embodies the best of the academic world while fostering a deeper understanding of the surrounding community in an innovative way that is revolutionizing traditional concepts of medical curricula."

Tito Balbino, MD