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Duke needs a Disability and Health Humanities minor

(11/08/21 5:00am)

As a premedical student with a chronic condition, my own frustrations navigating healthcare, school and overall daily life have guided my pursuits and interests in the medical field. Although my desire to be a doctor is driven by these experiences, at the start of college I thought my premedical studies would be primarily defined by the pure and applied sciences. However, catalyzed by an unexpected change in FOCUS clusters, I started taking more classes, and getting more involved in organizations that gave me more exposure to themes surrounding health humanities and disability studies. The knowledge and experiences I have gotten from these pursuits have been overwhelmingly valuable in shaping the trajectory of my remaining time here at Duke, and my aims for the future. Now, although I still love exploring learning opportunities in the sciences, I want to have equal possibilities to pursue my interests in the health humanities and disability studies.