Bonike Oloruntoba, MD, took over as chief resident for Duke Regional Hospital and Ambulatory Medicine this month. Going into her chief resident year, Dr. Oloruntoba is looking forward to serving as a mentor and teacher, to contributing to the residency program and working with her co-chief residents.
As chief resident, Oloruntoba will oversee residents at Duke Regional and the outpatient clinics.
“At Duke Regional, I’ll be working mostly with senior assistant residents and preliminary interns,” Oloruntoba said. “It’s an opportunity for the senior residents to learn how to run a team. There is a lot of autonomy at Duke Regional, and one of the challenges for the senior residents is teaching preliminary interns who are not necessarily as interested in pursuing internal medicine as a career as the categorical interns.
“On the ambulatory side, we focus on the outpatient setting, teaching residents how to take care of basic primary care issues and transitioning patients from the hospital to the outpatient setting,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for residents to focus on other providers and specialty services and to learn how to take care of patients outside of the hospital.”