Jaykumar Patel

Anklav, India
Rutgers University (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Psychology)

August 17, 2017

“We had one doctor for almost 15,000 residents,” said Patel, who completed a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences last year in TouroCOM Harlem. 

Searching for a better life, Patel and his family moved first to Texas and then to New Jersey where Patel attended Rutgers University while working as a pharmacy tech. “I want to serve as a doctor in India and in other countries that are still deprived of basic healthcare. I believe in taking an initiative to improve medical care in the places that need it most,” he said.

Fun Fact: Patel speaks three languages: English, Gujarati, and Hindi.