Erika Gerz

2004 Major: BS, Biology and AB, French & European Studies; minor in Chemistry

Currently: Attending Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital — New York, NY

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

"Majoring in Biology at Duke gave me a strong foundation and knowledge of biological sciences, which really prepared me for medical school."

What advice would you give students in Biology?

"If you are majoring in biology in order to go to medical school, this will definitely help you fulfill most of your undergraduate requirements....but make sure to also take biology classes that are not directly related to medicine. Two of the most memorable classes I took were Plant Diversity and Ecology, which gave me the opportunity to attend classes in nature."

Erika Gerz
Attending Psychiatrist, Mount Sinai Hospital — New York, NY