Year in Review

With my freshman year in the books, I feel like I’ve already done as much work as I did in my two years at Olentangy Orange High School. The year started of well, and I constantly met new people. It took a while to get used to having 500 hundred classmates for Bio 1113, but I did find a group of friends to sit with throughout the year. I joined the Undergraduate Neuroscience Outreach Organization (UNOO) early on too. It was the right mix of doing productive work and working in neuroscience, something I’m passionate about. In the spring, chemistry was a big challenge, and I was pushed further than I ever was in high school. However, I do believe that my work ethic improved as a result. For my pre-medicine career, I volunteered at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s and The James. As of today, I’ll be meeting Dr. Benedetta Leuner  for a chance to get involved in research next year. With all that going on, I’m glad I was a part of Health Science Scholars and its tight knit community in Park-Stradley hall. Ultimately, I’m very satisfied with my first year of college. Although I could use a summer to refresh my mind, I’m definitely looking forward to next year.



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  • Service Engagement: For the fall semester, I volunteered on Saturdays at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s as a guest services representative. I greeting visitors, showed them to patient rooms, and delivered packages to various departments in the hospital. In the spring, I volunteered on Wednesdays at The James in the Egress department. I restocked and cleaned hospital carts and wheelchairs throughout the hospital. I also volunteered with the UNOO in a bake sale to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation.


Abhishek Rajesh

3249 McCammon Estates Dr, Lewis Center, Ohio, 43035        (614).736.4125


Education:                      The Ohio State University                                            Columbus, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience                         Expected March, 2022


      Health Sciences Scholars Program, The Ohio State University (August 2018 – Present)

  • Participated in service events relating to the healthcare
  • Attended guest lectures by professionals in the medical field
  • Learned about careers in healthcare at a majors exploration fair
  • Took a scholars seminar course that expanded our knowledge of the healthcare industry

Undergraduate Neuroscience Outreach Organization The Ohio state University

  • Prepared snacks for children at the Ronald McDonald House
  • Attended a guest lecture about epilepsy
  • Helped raise hundreds of dollars at a bake sale in support of the Epilepsy Foundation

Shadowing Dr. Padmaragh Mohan, Orthopedic Doctor, Kerala, India (May, 2016)

  • Observed medical examinations by an orthopedic doctor
  • Saw x-ray images of cases such as plantar fasciitis
  • Actively took notes and asked questions in between examinations


      Maximus Scholarship, The Ohio State University

  • Awarded $4,000 scholarship per year based on high school academic achievement

      IGCSE Diploma, Glendale International School, Hyderabad, India (2014-2016)

  • Received the International Certificate of Education (ICE) with Distinction
  • Curriculum and diplomas for IGCSE are administered by the University of Cambridge


      Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Westerville, Ohio (June 2017 – Present)

      Guest Services Representative

  • Directed visitors to patient rooms throughout the hospital
  • Assisted people in wheelchairs around the hospital
  • Delivered packages and gifts to staff and patient room
  • Restocked supplies such as wheelchairs
  • Trained and supervised aspiring volunteers

Summary: Adapt to new situations quickly due to moving homes often. High achieving, patient    attitude and do not need much attention or praise in doing so. Ultimately, an eager learner who wants to leave an impact in the healthcare field.


Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology (Energy Transfer),                  General Chemistry

References: Available on Request


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About Me

Hello, my name is Abhishek Rajesh and I’m a first year pre-med student majoring in neuroscience at The Ohio State University. I’m from Columbus, Ohio, but I lived in India from 2011 to 2016 before I eventually moved back. During my time there, I had the chance to teach impoverished kids subjects like math and science at a local school. This was when I first developed my habits of service and volunteering. Now, I volunteer at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s hospital. I’m also a member of the Health Science Scholars Program at Ohio State. The opportunities I get here complement my interest in science and medicine. My goal for after my undergraduate years is to get into medical school, but I also want to be involved in research until then, specifically in the biological sciences. Outside of academics, I love playing sports like basketball and soccer since they’re a great way to relieve stress, stay fit, and have a good time.