Meet Our Alumni
PhD program, Vanderbilt University
"My biology degree more than prepared me for the rigor of the classes at Vanderbilt."
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."
University of Hawaii — Honolulu, Hawaii
"My early career launched as a result of courses taken at Duke."
Medical Student, University of Kentucky College of Medicine — Lexington, Kentucky
"...Duke allowed me to craft my own path and combine my interests."
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."
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."
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."
Deloitte Consulting LLP — New York, New York
"Biology allowed me to develop a scientific approach to problem solving."
MD, Rush University Medical Center — Chicago, Illinois
"(Duke Biology) gave me an edge with med school applications."
University of Colorado Denver Internal Medicine Residency — Denver, Colorado
"(Duke Biology) got me into medical school and gave me the background to excel."
Medical Student, Emory School of Medicine — Atlanta, Georgia
"Through the intensive basic science courses, such as Molecular Biology and Genetics, I was able to build a solid foundation for the learning I would do a few years down the road in medical school."
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!"
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."
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!"
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."
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."
Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia
"My minors, biology and global health, gave me more subject matter expertise in addition to skills in the field that I decided to pursue a graduate degree..."
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."
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."