Rashmi Saincher, MBBS

Rashmi Sancher portrait
Rural Track



Vancouver, BC

What are your career goals?

I am intensely interested in creating a career combined with clinical and academic medicine by serving the rural community. I want to create a larger spotlight on rural medicine and its rewards and see if we can organize more medical students to rotate in these underserving but rich communities!

What attracted you to the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program's Rural Track?

I was excited to hear the chance to serve the outskirt communities of the Research Triangle and was also attracted to the friendly and exciting personalities amongst the faculty. I felt this program would be an excellent stepping stone for my ambitions while also improving my own skills and of course indulging in my love of the countryside.

In your opinion, what makes Duke Family Medicine special?

The close bond between the faculty and residents, which creates a family within this community. Even before starting my training, the faculty were reaching out to me personally and I was deeply inspired from their kindness.

What strengths or skills do you have that could be of benefit to the community?

I enjoy meeting new people, as it's a chance to always learn something new! I also love to teach and want to create small teaching programs for both the community and medical students as well.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about history and learning new things.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I enjoy reading, writing poetry, jogging, hiking, and trying to improve my cooking!

What is something interesting that not many people know about you?

My first career choice was to be an astronaut, until I realized I'm terrified of heights.

So far, what has surprised you most about Duke?

The incredible nature that surrounds the historic architecture!

Education and Training

St. George's, University of London (Medical Education-MBBS)