A 15 Year Old Student Has Been Accepted To Johns Hopkins University
Cerritos, CA – Rushabh Doshi, a junior at Whitney High School, is now officially Johns Hopkins University bound courtesy of the Current Early Entrance Program this upcoming fall semester. Doshi plans to study Public Health with the goal of becoming a medical doctor.
“My parents have been my greatest influence.” said Doshi, “Seeing them thrive and do exceptionally well in their respective medical careers inspires me and motivates me to do just the same. My brother has always supported me and has stuck behind me.”
The Early Entrance Program at California State University of Los Angeles, discovered by Doshi midway through his sophomore year, is a program that allows gifted students as young as the age of 11 to experience a university setting and advance their education.
Doshi immediately realized the opportunity that the Early Entrance Program provided, so he applied, passed the required tests, and underwent an intense 6-week academic summer session. Doshi’s acceptance letter into Johns Hopkins came after completion of the rigorous session, informing him that he would be one of only thirty-one student in the matriculating class.
“Attending the Early Entrance Program was amazing for me because it allowed me to gain a sense of urgency. It made me realize that every single thing that I did counted from now on and the only path to success was working hard and smart,” Doshi stated.
Armed with a great support team that includes his brother, parents, and grandparents, 15 year old Doshi has decided to leave high school early and join the university.
“My family has simply been great, this wouldn’t be possible without them,” added Doshi.
Making the most of his two years at the Early Entrance Program, he has already joined and become an active member in many campus clubs, including the TEDx club, Chemistry and Biochemistry Club, and the American Medical Student Association.
Not only a Dean’s list recipient in every quarter of his attendance, Doshi received special recognition from the Honors College on several occasions. At USC Keck School of Medicine during his freshman year he rotated with doctors in order to maximize his exposure to the many areas of medicine.
Doshi didn’t stop there. Here’s a short list of his Freshman summer session accomplishments.
- Began researching with a gastroenterologist at Cornell Medical School for two and a half months where he studied issues in the GI tract, especially those pertaining to pancreas
- Led his own project and published a unique use of EUS-Guided Drainage for recurrent pancreatitis as a first author
- Contributed to several other projects, including an academic paper that showed the different types of management of pancreatic fluid collections
After coming back, he resumed different medical research at both USC and UCLA
After deciding that Public Health was the major for him, he applied to Johns Hopkins, where he plans on becoming heavily involved in the community as well as conduct research at the world-renown Hopkins Hospital. He is currently in the process of learning about Medical School admissions and has started preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
“My grandpa always wanted his grandkids to go into medicine and that’s exactly what I plan on doing,” said Doshi.