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Vidya Viswanathan is the founder and president of Doctors Who Create (www.doctorswhocreate.com), which promotes a culture of creativity in medicine. She is a fourth-year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania) applying into pediatrics, and is the 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence for the American Medical Women's Association. She enjoys writing about medicine and innovation, and has published her writing in The Atlantic, MedTech Boston, Academic Medicine, and The Establishment. She has presented on creativity in medicine at the conferences Stanford MedX, AMSA National, and the Hippocrates Poetry Symposium. Vidya graduated from Harvard College in 2011 with a degree in Social Studies and citation in Mandarin Chinese, and spent a year in Taiwan after graduation teaching English on a Fulbright fellowship. She did her post-bacc pre-med classes at the Harvard Extension School.
Tania is in her fourth year at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City. She is interested in pursuing cardiology and enhancing/improving patient interactions. Additionally, Tania is president of the International Medicine Student Organization/D.O. Cares at Touro and looks forward to planning medical trips abroad and working with the numerous international communities in Harlem to improve their accessibility to healthcare. Currently, Tania volunteers at a nearby food pantry and serves as a mentor for high school students interested in medicine. She spends her free time watching Netflix and attempting to decipher the NYC subway system. After graduating in 2018, Tania plans on pursuing an internal medicine residency with a concentration in invasive cardiology. She looks forward to working in underserved urban areas and abroad, if possible. Tania would love to communicate regarding any medical issue, specifically concerning addressing the medical needs of urban communities, current legislation regarding residency spots, and finding the perfect slice of pizza.
My name is Ajay Major, a Class of 2016 graduate of Albany Medical College and an internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
My journey into medical journalism and publishing began in April 2012 when I founded in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, and served as editor-in-chief for four years. I also founded in-House, the online magazine for residents and fellows, and The Palate, an online magazine for medical students at the intersection of nutrition and public health.
To support these publications, I founded Pager Publications, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit literary corporation that curates and supports peer-edited publications for the medical education community. In May 2016, Pager Publications, Inc. published its first print book: in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow's Physicians, a print compendium of over 100 articles written and edited by medical students on humanism, our real-life patients, and the challenges of being a physician-in-training
I am also a lover of all things science fiction and fantasy (Star Trek: Voyager is my favorite -- apologies to all you Picard fans), and I play classical piano and clarinet.