Family Medicine Residency

Our program is dedicated to training family physicians who are excellent clinicians, leaders, and advocates of health within the community. We partner with a variety of local health care and community teams to meet the needs of various individuals, families, and populations, with the core goal of reducing health care disparities and improving health.

Our residents are passionate individuals, expressing interest in health care policy, advocacy, and leadership, as well as in community engagement, global health, and the desire to be the best clinicians possible. We meet their interests and educational goals through a variety of robust clinical rotations, encourage leadership opportunities, and seek out local and international electives. The structured flexibility of our curriculum emphasizes population health and innovative models of health care delivery to prepare our residents for their ideal clinical practice and to be tomorrow's physician leaders.

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Welcome to Duke Family Medicine Residency Program!

As a community-oriented family medicine residency at a large academic institution, we benefit from all that Duke Medical School has to offer, and we leverage it to address the health disparities and social inequity that many of our patients experience. We do this by:

  • providing excellent, rigorous, and well-rounded clinical training-providing all residents with advanced training in population health while supporting them in pursuing areas of concentrated interest
  • integrating deeply within our local community, both through clinical work and community partnerships
  • building a learning environment that is inclusive and psychologically safe, and that values vulnerability, belonging, and authentic self-expression

We hope you'll take some time to learn about each of these areas through our website, and look forward to your application in the fall!


Will Bynum, Program Director
Lamercie Saint-Hilaire, Associate Program Director
Cerrone Cohen, Associate Program Director


"We all want to be the most competent family physicians we can be, and Duke Family Medicine not only prepares us to be that but also recognizes the diverse passions of its residents as strengths rather than distractions, and has designed a curriculum and environment to allow exploration of those interests concurrently with clinical training."