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Nate is a student at the USC Keck/Caltech MD-PhD Program, having completed the preclinical years of his medical education, and is beginning his first year of the USC Neurosciences Graduate Program with interest in functional neuroimaging. He graduated magna cum laude in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Health Promotion and a Master’s of Science in Global Medicines as a Trustee Scholar, having received a full-ride merit scholarship to attend USC. During his gap year, he worked as a clinical research coordinator at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in endocrinology and neonatology. He is strongly interested in a career in a pediatric subspecialty. Since beginning medical school, he has served three years on the Evaluations and Selections committee and one year on the Admissions and Recruitment committee. Additionally, he has held several leadership roles at the medical school, including Student Body President, and served on the board of the LGBTQ+ medical student interest group. During his medical school tenure, he participated in the NIH-funded USC/CHLA Summer Oncology Research Fellowship and was recognized as a UH Guild-Darlene Dufau Reid Endowed Scholar for his future potential in the field of oncology. He has acted formally and informally as a mentor to dozens of students interested in STEM and the pre-health fields since his undergraduate.
Vivek has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from UNC Chapel Hill. During undergrad, he was an active volunteer with multiple organizations and was a teaching assistant for many courses in his program. He also participated in research within the field, including a research internship at the National Institute of Health. After his undergraduate degree, Vivek completed a post-baccalaureate program in Graduate Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing this program, he remained at VCU to serve as a program administrator,–advising students on optimal study habits and helping them craft their personal statements, perfect their activity descriptions, and prepare for their interviews.
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