Raj H. Patel is an incoming second-year medical student. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was also selected as a â€œ25 under 25â€ honoree within the Muma College of Business. Patel is a passionate student researcher within the fields of neuroscience, infectious disease, and surgery. He has contributed to these fields through presentation and publication of his findings in various peer-reviewed journals. Leadership has been a defining element of his career, contributing greatly to his character and personal virtues. Patel has always been keenly interested with the intersection of politics, business, and medicine and hopes to engage in further opportunities to expand his interest within these fields. He hopes to contribute his experience and skills to advocate for both medical students and physicians through healthcare legislation and policy.