Meet Our Alumni
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."
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."
Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University — Portland, OR
"(My Duke Biology major) has helped me pursue my medical career."
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..."
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."
Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina
"You are never just constrained to conventional biology studies if you look around!"
Medical Doctor (Oncologist), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — New York, NY
"It’s actually fun to learn about how biology can be applied to improving patients’ lives."
University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado
"(Duke Biology) got me into medical school and gave me the background to excel."
MD, Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, Illinois
"(Duke Biology) gave me an edge with med school applications."
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!"
Commerical Rotation Development Program Associate, Genentech, South San Francisco, California
"A Biology degree helps you develop the analytical and critical thinking skills that are applicable to any job and not just to medical school or research."
University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii
"My early career launched as a result of courses taken at Duke."
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."
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."
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."
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."
Medical Student, Emory School of Medicine — Atlanta, Georgia
"Through the intensive basic science courses, such as Molecular Biology and Genetics, I was able to build a solid foundation for the learning I would do a few years down the road in medical school."
Doctoral Student, University of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
"The strong emphasis the Duke biology department put on reading and discussing primary literature has helped me in my class work and in my research."
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."