Duke Urology Resident Experience

Duke Urology resident life

Duke Urology residents are a close group, and we enjoy making the most of our time together. Some of the activities we enjoy as part of the program include: 

Movember at Duke Urology

Our team of residents spearheads Duke’s commitment to this important month in November both to raise men’s health awareness as well as raise substantial donations for the cause. 

Chief’s Dinner

The pinnacle event of each academic year, the annual Graduation Dinner is a memorable event hosted at various venues in Durham. This swanky (but not stuffy!) event is our opportunity to take time out to appreciate our chief residents, fellows, nurses, and other staff for their amazing contributions to our team. It is also a time that we honor a select faculty member for outstanding teaching. Most importantly, it’s a great party and a time to be together and celebrate how much we enjoy working together.

March Madness

It may come as a surprise, but we get a little excited about the NCAA championship basketball here at Duke. The Department of Urology has an annual March Madness Bracket Challenge that all are welcome and encouraged to participate in!

Bladder Rounds

Every Thursday the research residents coordinate a social get together for the everyone after work at one of the many fine establishments in Durham. Typically we use this opportunity to blow off some steam and catch up with one another without having to talk about patients. We almost always have significant others and kids join as well. 


Because we are provided with two apartments for our Asheville VA rotation, it’s very common that groups of residents descend upon the western mountain village for weekend getaways in order to enjoy the vibrant culture.

Why Train at Duke

Why Train at Duke

Visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website to learn more about resident and fellow training opportunities at Duke Health, Duke Health's commitment to social justice and dismantling racism, and Duke Health’s response to COVID-19. 

Duke Surgery Virtual Tour

Join our residents as they walk through spaces across Duke University Hospital and Duke University most frequently used by residents.

Clinical Spaces

Medical Sciences Research Building 3

Resident Lounge

Surgical Education and Activities Lab

Duke Medical Campus Tour

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Take a tour of the Duke Medical Campus, including Duke University Hospital, the Duke Medical Pavilion, the Duke Cancer Center, and Duke University Campus. Learn more about the hybrid operating room, the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), and the Surgery Residents' Lounge.

Life in Durham

We think you’ll find everything you need for an enriching life and training experience in and around Durham, North Carolina — our home. It combines the best of a big city and a small town: the people are friendly, there’s plenty of job opportunities and things to do, and it’s affordable.