Connor  Pratson
House Staff

Start Year: 2020

College/University: Duke University

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Quality of life outcomes in head and neck cancer patients
  • Medical education

What were you looking for in a residency program?

First and foremost, I wanted a program that would train me to be an excellent clinician and surgeon. I also wanted exposure to all subspecialties within otolaryngology and access to excellent mentors in each of those fields. Finally, I wanted a community of residents, faculty and staff that I enjoyed working with on a daily basis.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

  • An environment that is supportive, driven and collaborative
  • A tight knit residency cohort and faculty invested in residents' growth and education
  • Excellent clinical and operative training
  • A formal leadership curriculum
  • Training in a world class institution with incredible resources and benefits

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

  • In the hospital: Work hard, be humble, treat your co-interns well, ask for (and listen to) feedback, recognize that you have something to learn from everyone you encounter in the hospital.
  • At home: Invest in your personal relationships, maintain your hobbies, involve yourself in your community outside the hospital.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

  • Access to world class social and cultural experiences
  • Incredibly affordable and accessible communities
  • Proximity to mountains, beaches and everything in between
  • Ability to attend Duke basketball and football games

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

  • Camping and backpacking
  • Cooking
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking
  • Spending time with friends and family

Honors and Awards

  • Brody School of Medicine Class Appreciation Student Award (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2019)
  • Rose Pully Merit Scholarship (2019)
  • Merck Manual Award (2019)
  • McGraw Hill/Lange Award (2017)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (2010)
House Staff