Duke University Health System
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www.dukehealth.org Durham, NC 5000+ Employees

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ProsNo doubt that Duke maintains a preeminent status among academic medical centers, and for a medical school that only started in the 1930's (compared to Harvard, Penn, or Hopkins) in a sleepy Southern town, it has overachieved. Department Chairman such as Eugene Stead in Medicine and David Sabiston in Surgery made Duke a clinical powerhouse; and Duke definitely rides on the foundation and reputation established by such figures.

ConsStill, it would be hard to call Duke a "well-rounded" institution; in the biomedical sciences there aren't any Nobel Laureates, as such its Basic Sciences, while superior to most universities, is still a step behind the Harvard's of the world. It's hard to know if this is a trend across most research institutions, but Departmental Chairman seem to have a diminishing status at Duke.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forsake the academic enterprise for economic concerns. Don't be afraid of strong and visionary leaders at the Departmental level. Duke doesn't need "Yes men", it needs entrepeneurial and creative mid-level leaders.

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    Reputation doesn't match work experience for many employees.

    Manager (Former Employee)
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    I worked at Duke University Health System


    Pros: The reputation of Duke carries alot of weight with outsiders, including vendors and/or possible collaborators. Benefits are better than most, including accrued time off,… Cons: Power still resides with doctors. Hierarchy is very evident with top-down decision-making/communication. Little continuing education/development unless required for re-certification. Alot of "good… Advice to Senior Management: Be innovative beyond medical research. Implement leadership, communication, etc., best… More
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    Ok, but not OK, too.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Duke University Health System


    Pros: At a time when not everyone in the country has adequate health benefits, you can rest assured that you will get a fully comprehensive medical… Cons: Duke often says that although they cannot provide competitive salaries for jobs they provide numerous perks and benefits which make life better. The perks are… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to and compensate the good people; do something about… More
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