Parthiv Patel '26

Parthiv is a Human Nutrition concentrator who plans to pursue a Special Masters Program in Biomedical Sciences, after which he will be applying to medical school. He is interested in studying internal medicine and pursuing a career in interventional cardiology. Some of Parthiv's involvements on campus include being a Peer Leader at the Tatkon Center for New Students. He is also a member of the American Cancer Society, Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, Cornell Red Cross, and Indian Student's Association. Parthiv is a Meinig Family Cornell Notional Scholar, and pursues a variety of volunteer opportunities through the program such as being an Orientation Leader, and assisting with events in the Ithaca community like Apple Fest. Beginning this fall, Parthiv will be working at Cayuga Medical Center as a Nursing Assistant. Parthiv thoroughly enjoyed his History of Medicine class, BSoc 2071, with Professor Suman Seth. For Fun, he likes to listen to music, spend time with friends, explore Ithaca's nature, and watch the sunsets on the slope. Parthiv pursued an independent research study investigating the impact of various growth factors on the yield of native bryophyte species observed to colonize post-fire soil systems. This upcoming summer, he will be participating in a premedical pipeline program with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, as well as beginning as a Nursing Assistant at Cayuga Medical Center. 

His advice for all is

“Explore your interests! The undergrad years, especially at the beginning, are prime time to sample different hobbies, interests, careers, etc. If there's anything you've wanted to try but never got around to, find a club that allows you to and give it a go! The same goes for classes. You never know when you discover a new passion or find a minor you want to pursue.”

College: CALS

Tutoring: BioG 1440, BioG 1500, BioEE1780, BioMG 1350, Chem 2070, Chem 2080, Chem 2510, Chem 3570, Chem 3580, BioMG 3300, Phys 1112, Phys 1110, Phys 2213, Math 1710, Math 1920, NS 3410

Email: pdp38 [at]