Dehra McGuire, MD
Clinical and Research Interests
- Transoral robotic microlaryngeal surgery
- Social media and medicine
- Gender bias in medicine
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I was looking for a well-rounded program with strong representation of all of the ENT subspecialties and a group of residents and attendings that I felt I would fit in with. I wanted a program with broad clinical experience, strong research opportunities in laryngology, and a program that was on the cutting-edge of new things in the field.
What are the strengths of the Duke program?
- Supportive culture
- Broad subspecialty representation
- Research opportunities
- Quick to adapt new evidence based techniques and technology
What advice do you have for incoming interns?
There's no groundbreaking advice that will make intern year easier. Work hard. Be kind. Be coachable. Roll with the punches. Some months will be brutal. Some months will be less brutal. Make friends with other interns and enjoy the time you have on service.
What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?
The Triangle is such a cool place. There's a new restaurant to try every week. There's a festival, art crawl, baseball game, show at DPAC... something cool to do every weekend around the area. The beach and mountains are within driving distance. The sense of community in Durham is amazing, and it's an incredibly active place to live (and also very dog friendly!!). It's such a great place to live when you're not working.
What do you like to do outside of Duke?
Try new restaurants, go the farmer's market on the weekends, binge watch TV shows.