Documenting Medicine: An Opportunity for Duke Residents


Make That Documentary: A Program for Duke Medical Residents from Liisa Ogburn on Vimeo.

The Innovation Grant, a Program of the Chancellor’s Fund, awards support each spring for a handful of innovative programs which enhance the educational experience of Duke resident physicians and fellows.

Much of current medical training concentrates on enabling doctors to use their vast scientific knowledge to serve a patient, in the context of the clinic, hospital or emergency room setting, as quickly and effectively as possible. There is minimal time for the doctor to look beyond the presenting problem to the wider context of the patient’s life, family, community and/or other health needs best met by other sub-specialties or health care service providers.

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), in partnership with Duke Residency Program Directors Dr. Dennis Clements, Dr. Ross McKinney, Dr. Suzanne Woods, Dr. Betty Staples, Dr. Katja Elbert, Dr. Mitchell Heflin, Dr. Sarah Rivelli, Dr. Gary Cox, and Dr. John Moses, is offering resident physicians and fellows the opportunity to work closely with a documentary mentor to develop a documentary project which helps reveal a medical issue or perspective in a new and useful way.


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