About Me

I am Rahul Kumar, from Dublin, Ohio. I am currently a freshman at OSU and live in Barrett House with the BioSci scholar living learning community. I enjoy trying new things and long walks on the beach. My major is BioMedical Science and I am currently on a pre-medical track. I have essentially lived my entire life in Ohio. I played the violin in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra, am a nationally ranked Rubik’s Cuber, and am a published scientist.

I chose the biological sciences scholars program because I have an interest in biology and pre-med. I know that the opportunities I take advantage of because I am a part of scholars will allow me to grow as a student and future doctor.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]



Global Awareness is being aware of other cultures and societies. I am a part of an indian dance team called OSU Raas. By being a part of this team, I am learning more about indian culture and making other indian friends.
Original Inquiry is being an engaged student and understanding that a good education also requires out of the class room experiences. I am shadowing doctors at a free clinic and also do research in a neuroscience lab. These experiences can help me with my classes and achieving my goals by providing me with connections.
Academic Enrichment is finding learning experiences outside of the classroom that help you inside of the classroom. I attend office hours of professors which helps me understand my class content better.
Leadership Development is showing a capacity of lead a group of people. I am a leader on my flag football team as I help organize practice sessions for the team.
Service Engagement is becoming involved in the community to help people who need help. By shadowing at a free clinic and helping doctors with small tasks, I help patients receive better care as there is a very high demand for doctors at the clinic.


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


My academic and career interests revolve around my interest in medicine. As a result, the object that I associate most closely with my career goal is one that doctors would use. A stethoscope is a prime example of that.

In high school, my interest in medicine snowballed. The dissections my biology teacher guided us through excited me. While most of my classmates were disgusted during our squid dissection, I was amazed that the creature in my hand once propelled itself like a jet through the ocean in search of food.

My interest in biology spawned curiosity about a future career in medicine. To understand the workday of a doctor, I shadowed doctors at La Clinica Latina, a free health clinic geared towards providing medical assistance to underprivileged Latinos. Over the year that I have spent at the clinic, I have been a fly-on-the-wall during some remarkable patient-doctor conversations.

The Heart Walk was an event I did with bio-sci scholars was a lot of fun and helped me strengthen and create new friendships. The heart walk is a 3 mile walk to combat heart disease and stroke and was set up by the american heart association. To participate in the walk, money had to be raised.