Resident Life

Durham is not only a great place to work, live, and play, but it is home to a rich, highly diverse, and socially conscious community.

The Triangle Region of NC, comprised of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill--all centered around Research Triangle Park, is frequently listed in the top-10 best places to live in the US. Of the three Triangle cities, our residency program is housed in Durham, a beautiful city along the Eno River known for it's amazing trails and parks, universities, museums and historical sites. Durham is know for its rich history including its Hayti community, Black Wall Street and prominence in the civil rights movement. Durham's history is arguably the most complex, and its communities are highly diverse--both demographically and socioeconomically. While we are excited to live in a place with so much revitalization, we are ever aware of the marginalization and gentrification that occurs alongside it. Therefore, we hope candidates to our residency program will be just as drawn to our growing city for its dynamic energy and great restaurants as they are willing to address the social determinants of health and inequities fueled by this growth.

Check out a few of our favorite places here or take this Google Earth virtual tour (click present).

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