Duke Family Medicine Center
The Duke Family Medicine Center is the primary ambulatory clinic where residents and faculty practice. Established more than 30 years ago, the center serves as the medical home for more than 13,500 patients and has over 35,000 patient visits a year.
Each resident is assigned a panel of patients they will see in continuity during their three years at the Duke Family Medicine Center. Residents spend one to five half days a week at the center, depending on rotations and other responsibilities. Residents work in an interdisciplinary team, teach students, and have practice management and quality improvement responsibilities at the center. They also conduct group visits through CenteringPregnancy®.
Duke Regional Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital is a 369 bed community hospital, still commonly referred to by many as Durham Regional Hospital. Our residents spend two months on Labor and Delivery here, and our Family Medicine Inpatient Service is at Duke Regional Hospital.
Duke University Hospital
The Duke University Hospital is a 762-bed, tertiary care center conveniently located down the street from the Duke Family Medicine Center. Residents rotate on the following services in this hospital: inpatient pediatrics, full-term nursery, and emergency medicine, and have the option of many elective rotations here.
Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center
The 264-bed Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center is located just down the street from the Duke Family Medicine Center. Residents rotate on the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Inpatient Surgical Service, Emergency Department, and Inpatient Psychiatric Consult Service in addition to elective opportunities.
Located in Raleigh, NC, residents complete training in this high-volume and well-run outpatient pediatric clinic, part of WakeMed Health System.
Residents also work at various sites in the Durham community during their community medicine longitudinal community experience in the PGY II and III years. Every resident is assigned to one of the following sites:
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abuse Inc. (TROSA) is a two-year residential program that provides training, health care, education, and mentoring to people who are struggling with substance abuse. Residents may select their community clinic experiences at TROSA’s evening clinic.
The mission of El Futuro is to strengthen the whole community by providing and advancing bilingual and culturally informed behavioral health treatment for underserved Spanish-speaking individuals and families. El Futuro does this by providing high impact (evidence based) clinical services as well as prevention, education, and outreach in the community.
The clinical work done at El Futuro includes evidence-based practices under the supervision of clinicians who are licensed behavioral health service providers. Residents learn basics of diagnosis and management of depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, schizophrenia, personality disorders, PTSD, and some intellectual and developmental disorders. This is a great clinic for those who want to practice trauma informed care and learn about advocacy, community organizing, and community resources for Spanish-speaking, low income, and immigrant populations
VA Prime Clinic
Located in the Durham VA Medical Center, this continuity site offers primary health care for veterans. It increases exposure of family medicine residents to veterans’ population and the needs of veterans.
Micro-Based Clinical Sites
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health partners with Lincoln Community Health Center (a FQHC) to operate micro clinics Walltown Neighborhood Clinic and Holton Wellness Center. These micro clinics help ensure that each member of the neighborhood gets regular check-ups, preventive care, and easy access to affordable care for chronic illnesses.
Our community health experience is done longitudinally instead of a block. Starting in the second year, residents spend each Monday afternoon at a secondary community clinic of their choosing, in addition to their continuity clinic at the Duke Family Medicine Center. In addition to our community micro based clinics sites, residents can choose from one of the clinical sites below for their secondary continuity clinic.
Duke Primary Care Oxford
Located in the city of Oxford, this family medicine practice provides comprehensive care to the people in this town of 8,400 and its surrounding counties. This is great opportunity to experience the life and role of a family physician in a rural community.
Duke Primary Care Timberlyne
Duke Primary Care Timberlyne is a Duke Health clinic located in Chapel Hill providing full spectrum primary care to mostly insured patients in a high volume and high efficiency clinic. This is a great clinic for someone who may want to stay local after residency.
Lincoln Community Health Center
Lincoln Community Health Center is Durham's Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Several of our residents, particularly those who are Spanish-speaking and want to provide chronic care management to underserved communities. Additionally, all residents spend time during their population health blocks in Lincoln's Healthcare for the Homeless clinic, which was founded by a former Duke Family Medicine resident.
Granville Vance Public Health
The mission of the Granville Vance Public Health is to provide full spectrum primary care. This is a great site for residents interested in providing MAT or MOUD.