Spring 2021 Graduation
Congratulations to the students from the Duke University School of Medicine who graduated this spring. Despite a historically challenging year, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing impacts of social injustice, students pushed forward with hard work and dedication. We celebrate their many accomplishments and wish them the best in the years ahead.
Students in the following programs earned their degrees in May: Doctor Medicine (MD), Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Clinical Research Training Program (MHS), Master of Biomedical Sciences, Master of Biostatistics, Medical Physics Graduate Program (MS & PhD), and Master of Science in Population Health Sciences. Students in PhD programs also earned their degrees this spring.
Health Professions Graduating Student Profiles
Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
For Match Day, four students shared their thoughts about being a medical student during the COVID-19 pandemic, their favorite memories from their time at Duke, and their aspirations for the future. Read Q&A profiles with Ashley Choi, Drake Edwards, Brian Ketterman, and Kirsten L. Simmons, MHSc.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Lance Bennett would like to work in an outpatient setting and loves working with the higher-level athletic population.
Master of Biomedical Sciences
As part of the Bridges to Excellence program, Alondra DeSantiago will continue her medical education at University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
Master of Biostatistics
After graduation, Sophia Anderson wants to continue developing, coordinating and executing clinical trials aimed at improving health outcomes in a number of different therapeutic areas.
Master of Science in Medical Physics
Odunola Grace Babawale hopes to work with other scientists in the field to research and implement accessible and affordable cancer treatment techniques that would be advantageous to low- to middle-income countries.
Master of Science in Population Health Sciences
Aikya Soni graduated from the first cohort of the M.S. in Population Health Sciences program, and has interests in combining digital health and technology to address health disparities and social supports.
PhD Graduating Student Profiles
Rossie Clark-Cotton studies questions of fundamental cell biology, and loves the intellectual challenge of assembling a narrative from complex, and sometimes contradictory, data
Genetics and Genomics
Amy Webster plans to develop projects to understand how gene regulation and epigenetic inheritance influence evolutionary trajectories, and ultimately hopes to run a research lab to continue exploring these questions.
Xiaohui (Hazel) Ang hopes to promote healthy aging and preventive medicine as the near future for healthcare and implement/influence her anti-aging research in clinical practices.
Summer 2021 Graduation
Students in the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics, Physician Assistant Program (MHS), and Pathologists' Assistant Program (MHS) will earn their degrees in September. Students in one of our certificate training programs—Cardiac Ultrasound Certificate Program—will earn their certificates this summer, as well.