Upasana Chandra, 2016

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

How has being a P&N graduate helped shape your professional success?

The Neuroscience program at Duke is interdisciplinary, and I had the opportunity to take classes from a wide variety of fields (including neurolinguistics, functional neuroimaging, and neurobiology, to name a few). This variety in courses was instrumental for me to further cultivate my interest in pursuing medicine as a career. Additionally, the research opportunities I had as a Neuroscience major, along with being able to complete an Honors Thesis during my senior year were major learning opportunities for me to get acquainted with research. Ultimately, I graduated from the Neuroscience program a stronger scientist and more enthusiastic and passionate about what I wanted to do with medicine in the future.

What advice would you give students in Neuroscience?

Take advantage of all of the numerous opportunities you'll have as Neuroscience student - take diverse elective courses, get involved with research, and don't be intimidated by your Neuroscience professors!

Upasana Chandra, 2016