Calling a Future Doctor
As a high school student, Yash Trivedi knew he wanted to pursue a career in osteopathic medicine. He chose New York Tech for its B.S., Life Sciences/D.O., Osteopathic Medicine program. Trivedi is also active on campus as a member of Delta Epsilon Psi and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the Long Island campus. He sat down with The Box to talk about his accomplishments as the vice president of the SGA and how New York Tech is preparing him for the future.
Tell us about your major and why did you choose to study at New York Tech?
My major is life sciences. I am enrolled in the seven-year B.S./D.O. program. I chose this path because I hope to be an orthopedic surgeon. After spending time in clinical and research settings, I came to develop a passion for serving those in need of medical care and an appreciation of the applications of novel biomedical research. New York Tech’s combined program was the optimal route for realizing these goals.
What surprised you about New York Tech?
From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I was impressed with the sense of community and student engagement. The number of organizations and extracurricular opportunities for students was indicative of an all-inclusive, driven community that I knew I wanted to be a part of.
What have been your most rewarding experiences here?
My most rewarding experiences over the past two years include becoming a part of the Student Government Association and a brother of Delta Epsilon Psi, Fraternity Inc. I immersed myself in Greek life and continue to cherish the bonds that I have formed with my fellow brothers.
Why did you join the SGA? Can you tell us about some of your accomplishments?
I am a proponent of meaningful change, especially in the effort to voice student concerns and propel New York Tech forward. Joining the SGA was the best way to do that because I have gained experience in leadership, communication, and time management. Some of our initiatives this past academic year include increasing student club engagement, improving recycling practices, increasing campus lighting, and getting the pass/fail option for students approved by President Foley, just to name a few. The SGA was also able to donate $10,000 to the student emergency fund at the end of the semester to support our students in need.
How is New York Tech preparing you for the future?
With its state-of-the-art resources, New York Tech has given me the opportunity to enhance my academic and career-oriented knowledge as well as my confidence to engage the community and advocate for positive change.