Jeff Schulman, B.S. 1997

Vice Chairman, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Inova Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine – Falls Church, VA

1997 Major: Biology

How has being a Biology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"The education was phenomenal setting me up for great performance in medical school and beyond. Not only did I leave with a solid foundation of the scientific material, but more importantly, the ability to apply concepts and think rigorously. It helped me stand out at several stages of my subsequent medical training. Finally, the mere mention of my Duke degree raises eyebrows and opens doors even to this day."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Biology programs? 

"Take full advantage of everything Duke has to offer. Beyond the classes and research opportunities, the social connections, professional networking, and overall campus life will be remembered vividly and fondly for the rest of your life."

Jeff Schulman