I live in Raleigh, so I don't know much about the Durham and Chapel Hill areas. I kinda wish I could move near the school for closer access, but the clinical sites are all over the area. So, you may be close to some and far from others. I'm hoping to find some other people in Raleigh who might want to carpool!
As far as a guarantee of employment, I don't believe that is the case. However, I do believe that we have a hands up to gaining employment with Duke and if you can get a position...the reimbursement program is phenomenal!