Parth Vaghasia is a fourth year medical student at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. He is currently participating in clinical research at the NYU School of Medicine in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Radiology, and Oncology.
Parth began his journey in medicine and lifelong learning at NYU College of Arts and Science where he graduated as a Presidential Scholar and Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Minors in Chemistry, Mathematics, and English Literature.
Throughout this journey, Parth has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to teaching, exhibiting his skills at every level of education: from high school to college to medical school. His passion for teaching actually began while he was still in high school. Having the highest average for New York State Regents Exams in his class, he tutored underclassmen that previously failed Regents Exams. All of his students succeeded on their second attempt. After graduating top of his class, his teaching skillsets continued to develop at NYU where he was a Peer Tutor at the College Learning Center, tutoring subjects such as General Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. As an upperclassman, he led Peer Learning Sessions. At first these sessions had 10-15 students, but his unique teaching style and approach to Organic Chemistry gained popularity and soon attendance to his Learning Sessions grew to 500-person lecture halls. Parth was able to quench his thirst for teaching all while receiving Dean’s List honors throughout his four years. As a senior, Parth was nominated as one of NYU’s Most Influential Students.
After taking and scoring in the 97th percentile for the MCAT, Parth also joined ExamKrackers and Kaplan where he taught MCAT Prep Courses in General and Organic Chemistry and General Biology as well as Biochemistry. He continued to participate in these courses during his first two years of medical school. But his efforts to educate did not stop there. After his first year in medical school, Parth joined the Academic Development Department at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and led tutoring sessions in Anatomy and Physiology for underclass medical students as well as PA students and nursing students.
Parth’s future goals include completing a residency in Neuro-Interventional Radiology and entering the world of academic medicine, participating in clinical research trials and hopefully one day becoming a medical school professor.
Until then, Parth continues to foster his teaching skills and continues to develop his approach to educating, being able to cater to different learning styles and tailor his methods to better suit individual needs. He exhibits great pride in being able to share his knowledge and strives to attain a superb level of understanding for all of his students. He simply does not stop until excellence and success is achieved.