Sahil

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How I’ve made the most of my Duke experience

"Wander deliberately." Those two words I read on a brochure during my first visit to Duke have really stuck with me. Freshman fall, I quickly realized the importance of being open to new opportunities. Having lunch with professors, reaching out to alumni, and attending cool talks on campus and exposed me to new disciplines and careers I never knew existed. Each experience inside and outside the classroom will help inform you of what gets you excited and what you love doing. They are like data points that help you to "wander deliberately" and to cultivate old and new interests. Even if there is no precedent for something you want to do or try, feel empowered to chart your own path. Take advantage of the tremendous resources here, whether for advice, help with school work and the transition to college, and especially free travel opportunities!

What I value

Curiosity, compassion, and determination. Duke is an incredible place to constantly learn, expose yourself to new ideas and people, and discover what makes you happy!

Where I see myself after Duke

After I graduate, I hope to pursue a career at the intersection of medicine, policy, and innovation with the ultimate goal of strengthening health systems.

How I like to spend my free time

I like to explore Durham, especially new coffee shops! I also love to read, cook, play/ watch tennis, and spend time with friends.

My favorite classes at Duke

  • Global Health 306: Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action
  • EHD 290: Evaluating Healthcare Innovation
  • Writing 101: Medical Anthropology

Resources I love to use at Duke

  • FLUNCH
  • Duke Events Calendar
  • Librarians
  • Professors office hours
  • Walk in tutoring
  • DukeList
  • Duke Alumni Network Directory

Co-curricular/engagement experiences

  • Research in health services, health policy, and global health
  • Bass Connections
  • Teaching a house course on drug development
  • Duke Student Global Health Review
  • Affordable Care Act Navigator
  • dCRUE
  • DukeEngage (WISER - Kenya)
  • FOCUS program - Global Health
  • I serve students housed in Pegram