Interview, February 21, 2022

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Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
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This oral history interview was conducted with Susan Clayton on February 21, 2022 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.

Duration: 00:50:32

During the interview, Clayton discusses her background; becoming a single parent and having to find work to support her two young daughters; getting hired as a Staff Assistant in the Department of Surgery and later discovering she was the only applicant because of Sabiston's reputation; Sabiston's high expectations of the office staff and all people who worked for him, which lead to a high turnover rate; her experiences as the Residency Coordinator; the supportive nature of the Department of Surgery office staff; details of her roles in the Department of Surgery and other Staff Assistants; having to work three Saturdays a month; and other memories of Sabiston. Digital files include transcript (DOCX), interview (MP3), and consent form (PDF).

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