Meet Our Alumni
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!"
Physician - Radiation Oncology, Beacon Medical Group — South Bend, Indiana
"Duke has definitely opened doors for me by facilitating interviews for other pursuits like jobs and medical school."
Squash & Pumpkin Breeder, Johnny's Selected Seeds — Winslow, Maine
"My time at Duke gave me an enthusiasm for research and confidence in my skills as a scientist, which have helped me greatly in my further education and my career."
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School — Boston, MA
"Studying at Duke taught me the fundamentals of biology, from physiology to evolution to molecular biology."
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."
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."
Educator, Durham Public School — Durham, North Carolina
"Take courses that pique your interest, not necessarily only ones that might look best to medical/grad schools."
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."
University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii
"My early career launched as a result of courses taken at Duke."
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."
Pediatrician (Private Practice Owner), Pediatric Medical Care, Inc.
"The name on the degree definitely got my foot in the door for med school interviews..."
Graduate Student, California State University, Dominguez Hills — Carson, California
"Students should know that the program will require dedication and strong work ethic, but can be very rewarding and be a great start to a number of varied career paths."
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — New York, New York
"Duke's undergraduate research initiatives are so supportive and instructive for young trainees, and I would highly suggest making use of these opportunities, no matter what field!"
Medical Student, University of Kentucky College of Medicine — Lexington, Kentucky
"...Duke allowed me to craft my own path and combine my interests."
Senior Env. Analyst, Entergy — New Orleans, LA
"Studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica helped me prepare for my environmental masters degree."
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."
Emergency Management Specialist, Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
"Don't shut yourself off to courses or research that may not "fit" with the path you've laid out for yourself because you never know what new experiences may spark within you."
Vascular Surgeon, Medstar Hospital System
"Good array of coursework while keeping me on track to be well prepared for medical school and beyond."
PhD program, Vanderbilt University
"My biology degree more than prepared me for the rigor of the classes at Vanderbilt."
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."