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Philip Cho

Philip Cho

Co-Chair, BME

Year: Junior

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Minor: Chemistry


How I've made the most of my Duke experience...

I've made the most of my college experience by interacting with all sorts of interesting people on campus. The students at this university have such diverse passions, and it's been such a pleasure to be able to build on my current interests with like-minded people, while also learning from those with completely different perspectives and interests.

Where I see myself after Duke...

After graduation, I hope to earn a PhD or MD/PhD and conduct meaningful research in academia, particularly at the intersection of medical technology and neurobiology. I'm also passionate about public education reform and hope to be a lifelong advocate for improvement in the education system.

How I like to spend my free time...

I enjoy playing the piano, writing music, being in Cameron, and playing soccer!

My favorite class(es) at Duke...

I really loved EGR101, where my team and I built a "high-tech" set of physical therapy stairs that optimized the user's progress. The finished product was ultimately shipped out to a local elementary school for use.

Resources I love to use at Duke...

Duke Libraries is an incredible resource. The system lends physical books from over 10 university libraries, offers writing studios and research support, and provides access to virtually any peer-reviewed publication online.

I also help run the Duke Undergraduate Research Society, which works closely with the Undergraduate Research Support Office to provide great resources for students seeking research opportunities. 

Co-Curricular/Engagement Experiences...

I practice with the club soccer team, play piano and drums for the Catholic Music Ministry, and spend time with monkeys in my research lab, where I'm currently working on creating effective tools for gene delivery.