Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate Institution: University of Toronto
Pre-Pritzker: I took one year off before coming to Pritzker and used it to travel around Bolivia and work as a CME conference coordinator for a cardiac electrophysiology meeting.
Pritzker Activities: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Senior Skit Crew, South Side Science Scholars (S4), Bridgeport Free Clinic, medical parody video making, and various other event organizing (Pritzker Formal, Revisit, Orientation)
S&D Track: Scientific Investigation: Clinical Research
S&D Mentor and Project: Gaurav Upadhyay, MD - "A Meta-Analysis of the Safety of Direct Oral Anticoagulants versus Vitamin K Antagonists for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation."
Why did you choose to attend Pritzker?
Because Pritzker is truly a family. I could think of no better place to matriculate to than a community where I felt like I would be supported, uplifted, and cared for. From the moment you step on campus for your interview, the feeling that the Pritzker community is welcoming you with open arms and cares about you as a student is palpable. Who wouldn't want to spend some of their most formative four years in that kind of environment?
How would you describe your classmates?
My classmates are simply some of the most talented, interesting, and supportive people I have met. Even after all these years at Pritzker, I still find myself frequently surprised by some new factoid or hidden talent they have. They are genuinely invested in bettering the world, from the community to social and political spheres, and I know I have grown tremendously because of them.
What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago or the best thing about living in Chicago?
Chicago really is an all-in-one package city. You get that big city feel, the quirky, explorable neighborhoods, and a beautiful lakefront, all the while enjoying (reasonably) affordable rent! I love eating my way around the city, walking along the lakefront, and checking out the various escape rooms, rock climbing gyms, museums, cafes, and so much more.