Rahul spends much of his time outside of medical school at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program in a research lab, and he has worked on projects culminating in 3 published papers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Biology and a 3.96/4.00 GPA. Rahul attributes his academic success to an insatiable curiosity, culminating in several awards including the Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award, a national award by AIChE for students with outstanding academic records and strong involvement in extracurriculars.
Rahul is enthusiastic about trying to instill this love for learning in his peers through teaching and mentoring. During undergrad, he founded Access Engineering to provide underserved high schoolers with mentorship and an introduction to engineering through free courses (Access now hosts over 70 students weekly). He was also a tutor in organic chemistry and computer science, and was a TA for multiple introductory engineering courses. His other core strengths include biology, physics, introductory statistics, and MCAT preparation (524, 100th percentile).
Outside academics, Rahul loves reading about and discussing politics, science, and just about anything else. He also loves exploring, and is currently working up the initiative to restart his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training.