I have learned something recently that is rather troubling. It is about the Duke Family Medicine Program. Yes again. It is not my intent to slander the program but to present facts to applicants and potential applicants that I cannot share in person due to fear of retaliation from the Duke FM administration. I have learned that in November 2005 a former resident who has recently left Duke FM and is now at another Family Medicine Residency Program has filed a Federal Lawsuit against Duke University Health System for the way she was treated by the current division head of Family Medicine at Duke and a number of other individuals in the Family Medicine Department, the Duke GME office and the Duke Employee Health office. The lawsuit alleges the following: 1. The plaintiff was demoted on the basis of a perceived learning disability. 2. Failure to grant reasonable accommodations to plaintiff in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act 3. Demotion and Termination on account of her race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964. 4. Imposition of unequal terms and conditions of employment because of her race. 5. State law breach of contract. This is public record and was filled at the Greensboro Federal Courthouse. If you would like you can call (336)-332-6000 and ask for case # 05CV00969. It is important to me that all applicants know the facts so that they can make an informed decision about all programs, not just Duke when making their rank lists. Dont be afraid to ask the tough questions. Three years can be a long time if you are unhappy. Good luck to all in the upcoming match.