Danielle Clark, MD
Raleigh, NC (born); Plano, TX (raised)
Where did you attend college/university?
Texas Christian University
Where did you attend medical school?
Baylor College of Medicine
Reflections on the Duke program
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I wanted the best of both worlds. I wanted the acuity of a large academic medical center, with the close-knit community and primary care strength of a small program.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
Residents get continuity with their primary care patients throughout all three years. Many programs just have you see random patients for continuity clinic, but Duke makes every effort to keep patients with the same resident provider. Second, rotating at Duke hospital and WakeMed provides varied experiences in both academic and community medicine. Finally, the 17-person residency class means I know everyone's name and build meaningful relationships right off the bat.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love trying out new restaurants, of which Durham has tons! In addition, I do Zumba to shake out the stress of residency and listen to music as much as possible.
What is something interesting/surprising about you?
I was born at WakeMed Raleigh. It feels amazing to care for children in the place I was cared for as a newborn. My parents had nothing but positive things to say about their experience there and in the RDU area, and I hope to pay that forward to my patient's families.