Meet Our Alumni
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Michigan
"I would carefully review all of the different class descriptions because there are so many different paths one can take to attain a degree in Biology."
PhD program, Vanderbilt University
"My biology degree more than prepared me for the rigor of the classes at Vanderbilt."
Vascular Surgeon, Medstar Hospital System
"Good array of coursework while keeping me on track to be well prepared for medical school and beyond."
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."
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."
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."
Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
"Challenge and indulge yourself as an undergraduate."
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."
Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina
"You are never just constrained to conventional biology studies if you look around!"
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."
Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA
"Studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica helped me prepare for my environmental masters degree."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado
"(Duke Biology) got me into medical school and gave me the background to excel."
Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York
"Biology allowed me to develop a scientific approach to problem solving."
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."
Medical Student, University of Kentucky College of Medicine — Lexington, Kentucky
"...Duke allowed me to craft my own path and combine my interests."