Alumni Spotlight (2020)
Rushil Rawal is a 3rd year undergraduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in molecular, cell, and developmental biology. In 2018, he received an Associate’s in Math and Science and in Behavioral Sciences from Norco College, while being a senior in high school. Through his involvement as a volunteer at Kaiser Permanente hospital throughout his time in high school, participation in the Norco College STEM Scholars Program, experience with lab and clinical research, and personal experiences with family health adversities, he gained a passion for the field of medicine at an early age. His time at Kaiser Permanente earned him the President’s Volunteer Service Award. As a current student at UCLA, Rushil is an active member of a non-profit organization called Project Rishi, with the aim of assessing the health of individuals from an impoverished village in South India. He also is the editor for the UCLA Medical Literature Society. Rushil is a student researcher research at the Cedars Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood where he analyzes data on different patient scenarios in the field of surgery. He aspires to become a physician and start a non-profit organization with the goal of improving impoverished regions of the world by promoting the implementation of better health practices and access to adequate resources.
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