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Pediatrics Residency


The Pediatric Residency Program at Duke provides an environment that promotes the competencies and skills needed to practice excellent general pediatrics in the community. Our pediatric residents also receive broad exposure managing diverse pathologic conditions through active participation in pediatric subspecialty care. The pediatric residency is in full accord with all requirements of the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education. Graduates of the program meet all eligibility requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics to sit for the Certifying Examination in General Pediatrics.

Meet Our New Interim Program Director

We are pleased to announce that Katy Bartlett, MD will begin serving as the Interim Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program, beginning November 16, 2020. Dr. Bartlett is an outstanding educator, who has multiple years of experience as Associate Program Director and a strong commitment to our residency program. You can learn more about Dr. Bartlett and our entire program leadership team by watching this video.

Katy Bartlett, MD
Interim Pediatrics Residency Program Director

Betty Staples, MD
Pediatric Residency Recruitment Director


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Mission Statement

We strive to be a national leader in the training of outstanding pediatricians with diverse backgrounds and interests in a supportive and innovative environment.

Our Values

Program Leadership

Meet the leadership team of the Duke Pediatrics Residency Program.

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Request for Applications

The Department of Pediatrics in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time, regular rank faculty member at the Associate Professor level or above to serve as Pediatric Residency Program Director. This is an executive position with the primary responsibility of overseeing the department’s categorical Pediatric Residency Program. The Program Director will promote and ensure excellence in the residency, lead and participate in educational activities, and develop and support educational initiatives for the residency program. We are interested in a diverse candidate pool, and candidates from groups underrepresented in medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional information, eligibility requirements and application instructions can be found here.

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Chief Residents

Our chief residents are faculty members of the Office of Pediatric Education and work closely with the program director and the Vice Chair of Pediatric Education in planning and conducting the teaching and patient care activities of the department. 

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Diversity and Inclusion

At the Duke Department of Pediatrics, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key drivers of institutional excellence that can accelerate our ability to innovate and solve complex problems. The department is committed to developing and implementing strategies to foster a culture of inclusion in which highly qualified students, faculty and staff from diverse talent pools experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement and achievement.  

The Duke University School of Medicine has been nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. Watch this short video to learn more about this commitment.

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For questions or additional information, please contact:

Scott Heflin
Program Coordinator
Box 3127 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710