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Black in STEM


Teralyn Carter.

Teralyn Carter, M.D.


Major and Degree: Chemistry, B.S.

Graduation Year: 2007

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cooper Medical School, Rowan University; Breast Surgeon, Cooper University Hospital


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What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

Science has always just made sense to me and was a vehicle to get me to my degree in medicine. Everything I do in medicine is rooted in science, be it medications or the technical aspects of procedures, or even why I can do those procedures. I always knew I was going to be a physician because of the satisfaction I get when improving other people’s health.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a celebration of our accomplishments despite anything that says that we cannot achieve.