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Estimated salaries for 2021-2022:


First Year Resident $61,584
Second Year Resident $63,960
Third Year Resident $66,576


Visit the Graduate Medical Education Office at Duke University for more information.  Duke GME

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Psychosocial and Wellness Support


Wellness Days

Psychological, emotional, and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring, and resilient physician. Self-care is an important component of professionalism; it is also a skill that must be learned and nurtured in the context of other aspects of residency training. Duke Dermatology allows for 5 days (10 half days) of wellness time (short illness, appointments, or family emergency) per year.


Behavioral Health Support Services
  1. Enhanced, premium time appointment slots at Duke Personal Assistance Services.
  2. 24-7 behavioral health support, including urgent support for those experiencing behavioral health crises during nights and weekends.