Undergraduate Degree: BS Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill
Why did you choose your program and area of study?
I wanted to round out my education to better understand the business implications and tactics required to bring novel products to market and drive commercial success. Additionally, it offered the opportunity to gain tangible commercial experience in the healthcare space, opening greater opportunity to purse like roles.
Briefly describe your Duke Experience.
My experience at Duke was defined by interactions with professors. I thoroughly enjoyed the background and perspective that the professors provided, and how the education was layered with real world experiences that provided greater insights into tangible experiences we would face as healthcare professionals. The availability of opportunity to experience real healthcare experiences, like sitting in an OR and building a business plan, offered a fresh perspective and invigorated my passion for life sciences.
What impact has the degree had on your career?
It was a critical segue from engineering to product development and commercial pathway that provided the opportunity to use critical thinking and ingenuity to support larger strategic visions.
What advice would you give to prospective applicants - those who are just beginning to explore graduate options at Duke?
Duke has an amazing set of knowledgeable, experienced professionals who will offer an unprecedented insight into various industries, and the university perfectly complements their insights with the resources to support real world experiences to turn your education into practice.
What advice would you give to admitted students who are considering Duke?
Graduate opportunities provide a valuable opportunity to explore new areas of education that will directly support undergrad education to further enhance your knowledge and strength as a future job candidate.