Meet Our Alumni

Student, University of Buckingham Medical School — United Kingdom

"Sound foundation of biological sciences and learning how to write scientific papers made the transition into medical school much easier."

Alexander Stine

Duke University, Cognitive Neuroscience Program

"While it might not feel like it, there are countless opportunities for you to influence the health and lives of others without earning an MD."

Adrienne Gill

Emergency Management Specialist, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

"Don't shut yourself off to courses or research that may not "fit" with the path you've laid out for yourself because you never know what new experiences may spark within you."

Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA

"Studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica helped me prepare for my environmental masters degree."

William Knechtle

Strategic Services Associate, Duke University Health System

"I have found that a bachelor's degree in biology is more valuable in academia and biology or life sciences industries than it is in a clinical / health services setting."

Lauren Das

Physician - Radiation Oncology, Beacon Medical Group — South Bend, Indiana

"Duke has definitely opened doors for me by facilitating interviews for other pursuits like jobs and medical school."

Matthew Brumm

Ophthalmologist, Brumm Eye Center — Omaha, Nebraska

"Become involved with research with a faculty member. It's a great opportunity to work one-on-one with a member of the faculty and to develop critical thinking, technical, and writing skills."

 

Drew Schwartz

Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis Children's Hospital

"Perform research, take a broad array of classes including areas in which you may only be peripherally interested."

Molly Grace

University of Central Florida

"During my BS in Duke Biology, I learned skills that gave me the equivalent of a Masters at many other institutions!"

Gaurav Sen

Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York

"Biology allowed me to develop a scientific approach to problem solving."

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School — Boston, MA

"Studying at Duke taught me the fundamentals of biology, from physiology to evolution to molecular biology."

Joshua Dearing

Vascular Surgeon, Medstar Hospital System

"Good array of coursework while keeping me on track to be well prepared for medical school and beyond."

Erika Gerz

Attending Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital — New York, NY

"Majoring in Biology at Duke gave me a strong foundation and knowledge of biological sciences, which really prepared me for medical school."

Mallory Ellingson, MPH

Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia

"My minors, biology and global health, gave me more subject matter expertise in addition to skills in the field that I decided to pursue a graduate degree..."

Sunny Qiu

MD, Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, Illinois

"(Duke Biology) gave me an edge with med school applications."

Dennis Chen

Physician, University of Michigan Health System

"I would encourage all students to take advantage of the broad liberal arts curriculum options available at Duke to explore and develop a variety of academic interests."

Lauren Whitted

Clinical Research Coordinator, Children's Hospital Los Angeles — Los Angeles, California

"...try to find a mentor at Duke in your major. This person can help you find a job after school or give you career advice."

David Chi2009

Plastic Surgery Resident, Washington University / Barnes-Jewish Hospital — St. Louis, Missouri

"The challenging coursework required for a Duke biology degree pushed me beyond rote memorization and mandated that I develop creativity to apply principles to novel never-seen-before situations."

Emily Maxson

Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Product, Aledade, Inc — Bethesda, Maryland

"Duke is ideal for explorative learning."

Margaret Chu

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital — Trinton Falls, New Jersey

"The breadth and rigour of the biology courses that I took at Duke set me up well for academic success in veterinary school."

Pages