Biomedical engineering student named CPM Pre-med of the Month

Wayne State University biomedical engineering student Pranav Rajaram was named the June 2022 Pre-med of the Month by the members and leadership of the WSU Campuswide Pre-medical Mentoring (CPM) Program. The following profile was shared by the organization on its website:

Pranav Rajaram in Machu Picchu

Pranav is a student at Wayne State University majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in chemistry. He is very active in various organizations including Thrive, the Biomedical Engineering Society, and Delta Epsilon Mu. When asked if there were any personal experiences that helped influence his decision to go to medical school, Pranav was quoted:

"In short, I want to go to medical school to increase awareness of the importance of health literacy and preventive medicine and their benefits in the long-term care of people. Humanistic and holistic healthcare is important to people's wellness, and these factors are amplified in underserved populations such as in Detroit. Thus, many personal and clinical experiences in and around Detroit have led me to this decision, including volunteering at Sinai-Grace Hospital and HUDA clinic, and my research experiences in the Bir Lab."

Pranav is hoping to become a cardiologist in the future. With his experiences, he has seen the prevalence of patients with heart disease, both in the clinics he's been in and worldwide. "Having grown up with my close family dealing with cardiac health as well, I want to raise awareness of the many preventive measures that can be taken to lead a heart-healthy life"

During your time off, what is your go-to activity? 

I like to go on runs, and I weightlift at the gym in my spare time.

What fictional place would you most like to go to?

I'd like to visit Bikini Bottom for sure.

If you didn't have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

I would probably still end up napping or watching TikTok.

What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don't think you could live without?

My AirPods for sure.

Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?

I think the most interesting place I've been to is Peru, with its towns and villages wrapped around the Andes mountains, and the unique challenges that it brings to its residents.

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