About Me

Hi! My name is Mohit, and I am a medical student at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. I previously graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree (Psychology Major, Biological Sciences Minor). I am a former Realtor, and have had the privilege of learning this business over the past several years. I love teaching and mentorship, so much so that I founded a mentorship program in Edmonton to provide academic assistance and mentorship to at-risk youth. I am a hot yoga enthusiast, alpine ski racer, and enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea. Achieving my dream of getting accepted into medical school has been no easy task. There have often been times prior to getting accepted where I was ready to quit. If you’re looking for someone who can speak to persevering in the face of adversity, I am happy to help you!

What are some of your accomplishments?

-Getting into medical school -Starting a mentorship program -Becoming a Realtor

Describe one transformative experience that you have had.

The year before I was accepted into medical school, I was ready to quit pursuing my dream of becoming a physician. After having submitted so many applications across Canada year-after-year, with no interviews, I had hit a breaking point. In fact, after my last application to medical school (which turned out to be the application that led to my acceptance), I had given up on the idea of becoming a physician, expecting that I would be rejected pre-interview as I had been so many times in the past. It was then that I decided to focus all of my attention on building a successful real estate business. During that time, I had the opportunity to reflect, and I realized that much of my life had been spent on attaching "success" to me becoming a physician. I soon realized that it didn't matter if I got into medical school or not. I was good at so many other things in my life, such as real estate, mentorship, and leadership, all of which made me happy. I came to the conclusion that if I wasn't accepted into medical school, it was not my loss, rather, it would be the school's loss. I realized that no matter what, I am valuable, worthy, and skilled enough to succeed, regardless of what career I choose.

Who inspires you? What advice or insight did he or she provide you with?

My family inspires me to always believe in myself and to persevere through adversity. The best advice they ever gave me is that failure is not defined by whether or not you achieve something; rather, it is defined by whether or not you tried. If you tried to achieve a goal and did not succeed, that doesn't mean you failed. Failure is only if you didn't try in the first place.

What are somethings you would really like to share with others?

Today's society unfortunately places way to much value on what type of career you have, and many people fall into the trap of pursuing a career just to please their parents, or gain respect from society. I would encourage you to remember, always, that your life is your own. Don't waste your precious time living other people's dreams. Take time to reflect on what is important to you, and focus on pursuing your passions. Success, in my opinion, is not defined by your career or how much money you make. If you can wake up every morning feeling happy and excited about what you do, that is success.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about medicine and taking care of patients. I strive to be a physician that takes time to listen to their patients and solve each of their problems. I hope that in my future clinical practice, my patients will view me as a kind, compassionate, trustworthy, thorough, dedicated, and overall outstanding physician.

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Education

University of Alberta

2008/2013 Bachelor of Science

Psychology Major, Biological Sciences Minor

University of Calgary

2017/2020 Medical Doctor

Experience

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

2013/Present Founder, EXCEL Program

EXCEL is an award-winning academic support and mentorship program advocating for at-risk youth struggling academically. We tutor and educate students on life skills, careers, and healthy living. Our goal is to Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners.

Government of Alberta

2015 Star of Alberta Volunteer Award

Awarded for my dedication to community service and leadership.

Governor General of Canada

2016 Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers

Awarded for my dedication to community service and leadership.