Meet Our Alumni
University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii
"My early career launched as a result of courses taken at Duke."
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."
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."
Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."
Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills — Carson, California
"Students should know that the program will require dedication and strong work ethic, but can be very rewarding and be a great start to a number of varied career paths."
Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program, Weill Cornell/Sloan-Kettering/Rockefeller University
"Based on what you learn in the textbook, ask questions until you start to appreciate how much we really don't know and still have yet to learn and discover."
MD, Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, Illinois
"(Duke Biology) gave me an edge with med school applications."
Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York
"Biology allowed me to develop a scientific approach to problem solving."
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."
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine — Rochester, Minnesota
"Seek out faculty and graduate student mentors at Duke. They are inevitably thought leaders in their field, and will be vital to launching your career in science."
Assistant Professor, NC State University — Raleigh, NC
"...the biology knowledge and skills you develop at Duke will serve you very well in any science-oriented profession."
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."
4th Year Student at University of Alabama School of Denistry — Birmingham, Alabama
"Research experience is valuable, especially if you plan to go to medical school, dental school, or any other graduate school."
GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, LATAM — Republic of Panama
"The laboratory courses and seminars were key to help me shape my techniques and my critical analysis and public speaking."
MD, Alta Vista Teleradiology
"Think about where you want to go with your degree and how that will help you get to where you want to go."
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..."
Resident Physician in Internal Medicine, Atlantic Health System, Summit, NJ
"Being a Biology graduate prepared me for medical school courses and research methods concepts which were also important for Master in Public Health coursework."
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."
University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado
"(Duke Biology) got me into medical school and gave me the background to excel."