Raj Kumar -- General member

Raj is a junior in the College of Biological Sciences majoring in biochemistry and neuroscience and minoring in microbiology. He is involved with the Community Engagement Scholars Program, which promotes active, reflective volunteering among students. Outside of campus, he works with the Drive for Men's Health and frequently volunteers at hospitals in India.


In his free time, Raj loves to play video games and watch too much anime and other television shows for his own good. His favorites are Fullmetal Alchemist, Once Upon a Time, Arrow, One Piece, The Flash, House M.D., Supernatural, and so on. That aside, he's involved with the Minnesota Student Association and the Undergraduate Transfer Student Board.


What is a problem or issue in health care that you're interested in or would like to address as a physician?
"Too many people in India and other developing countries cannot access expensive healthcare. India is a country in which nearly half of the population falls below a poverty line of about a dollar a day. I want to reform the healthcare system in India to accommodate everyone. Healthcare needs to transition from a privilege to a right."