Sunil Joshi, M.D., Ph.D. Class of 2023, celebrated his graduation from the OHSU School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program with his parents and family.
He received the Undergraduate Medical Education School of Medicine Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leadership Award for this award because of his passion and scholarly work in diversity in medicine and biomedical sciences.
Throughout his eight-year tenure at OHSU, Dr. Joshi served as a leader and educator involving local and national pathway programs such as NIH BUILD EXITO, Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students, Ted R. Lilley Continuing Umbrella of Research Education Program, Wy'east, and the American Association for Cancer Research Education Program.
Dr. Joshi is a first-generation college student who served in multiple leadership roles supporting the School of Medicine diversity office in recruitment, strategic planning and community outreach efforts. He has also published over 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles, was recently inducted into the AOA medical honor society, and is currently the only OHSU student to be awarded the nationally prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship. He is also the recipient of the ARCS Foundation Scholarship and the National Cancer Institute's National Research Service Award (NRSA) F30 Fellowship.
Dr. Joshi is moving back to the Bay Area, in California, this summer to chase his passion of becoming a physician-scientist through Stanford University's internal medicine research residency. Congratulations!
"I will leave you with these words from the philosopher Howard Thurman that have guided my journey, “Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." I found this quote during my early struggle in learning English but it was my time here at OHSU seeing patients and doing research where they found meaning - what makes me come alive is advocating for our cancer patients through scientific research with the hope of empowering them and their loved ones," said Dr. Joshi.
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