Hi everyone! My name is Molly Duffy and I grew up just an hour away from Chapel Hill in High Point, NC. I went shortly down the road to Guilford College (go Quakers!) for my undergraduate degree in chemistry and Spanish, before spending a year with the AmeriCorps ACCESS program, which is really where my interest in family medicine first began to develop. While in the program, I worked at a small nonprofit in Greensboro that helped connect immigrants and refugees to health and human services in the community, and provided direct healthcare and legal services. During my year and a half working at our tiny free clinic, I had the privilege of discovering that my favorite part of medicine is the long-term relationships we get to form with our patients and their families.
After AmeriCorps, I was fortunate enough to move just a little further down the road to attend the UNC School of Medicine for med school. While there, I spent my third year in our longitudinal clerkship curriculum in Asheville, NC, which only fostered my interested in practicing full scope community medicine and emphasized the importance of high quality primary care, particularly in rural communities. Despite repeatedly stating my desire to move to Seattle for residency, I had a strong suspicion that UNC Family Medicine was for me after an acting internship with our busy inpatient service. That suspicion was confirmed when I spent a day at our clinic in Prospect Hill and got to see faculty practicing truly full scope patient centered medicine, so I was beyond thrilled to match here for residency in our underserved track in Prospect Hill. Not only does UNC provide wonderful inpatient and maternal child health training, but I can continue to develop my interest in rural/underserved medicine at an FQHC while having a patient panel that is ~50% Spanish speaking (not to mention the amazing community of faculty, staff, and residents)!!
Outside of medicine, I love to spend time cooking with friends or trying the many new restaurants/breweries in the Triangle, and enjoy weekend camping trips in North Carolina’s lovely beaches and mountains (you’re only about 2-3 hrs from both in Chapel Hill)!