Linda Brogdon, B.S. 2005

OBGYN Hospitalist, OB Hospitalist Group - Oxon Hill, MD

2005 Major: Biological Anthropology & Anatomy (now Evolutionary Anthropology)

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"I was pre med and the BAA department was small and intimate. I feel as though I was able to get stronger letters of recommendation than I would have from the Biology or Chemistry departments. The exposure to anatomy was much more useful to me as a hands on learner."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"Have an open mind & try to explore different careers. I was very focused on becoming a doctor and never really stopped to consider alternatives. I'm too early in my career to know if I made the best decision, but at times I feel like I would be happier, healthier and less stressed doing something else."

Linda Brogdon