Angel Qin, B.S. 2007

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, Michigan

2007 Major: Biology; minor in Chemistry; certificate in Human Development

How has being a Biology graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"My Biology degree was part of my pre-med course work at Duke University, without which I would not have been able to matriculate into medical school and become a physician. I thought that the biology curriculum at Duke was very well organized and offered diverse course options. I participated in the FOCUS program as a freshman as well and took part in the evolutionary biology track; it was fantastic how all of my freshman coursework were intertwined within the theme of evolutionary biology."

What advice would you give students in Biology?

"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. I also think that if there is any interest in the medical sciences, that having a Biology degree truly prepares you for subsequent advanced degrees."

Angel Qin