Shruthi is a current first-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine. She was born in Mumbai, India, but grew up for most of her life in Central New Jersey. As an undergraduate, Shruthi attended the University of Pittsburgh on a full-tuition scholarship and majored in neuroscience. At Pitt, she was highly involved in research and worked in both translational oncology and basic neuroscience laboratories. She was selected for the Amgen Scholars Program at UCLA in the summer of 2016 and was awarded the Brackenridge Research Fellowship to pursue her thesis research at home. She was named to the Dean’s List every term and was selected to study abroad at the University of Cambridge for the 2017-18 school year. She graduated Junior Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, and then spent her gap year at the National Institutes of Health, where she worked in the Liver Diseases Branch on clinical trials for viral hepatitis.
Shruthi tutors the MCAT and coaches for medical school admissions. With extensive experience in the NYU admissions office, she enjoys providing students with pertinent information on how to prepare their medical school applications. Shruthi strongly believes that each student brings a valuable set of skills to the table, and that every study plan or application strategy should be tailored to utilize these natural talents.
As a medical student, Shruthi is heavily involved in her school’s student-run free clinic, and also serves as an Admissions Ambassador for the medical school, where she works with the dean of admissions to improve recruitment and retention of prospective students. In her free time, Shruthi loves participating in fitness classes around the city.