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Dev Dayal

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Dev is a first-year medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Detroit, MI. He is originally from Toronto, Canada, and received his Bachelors in Human Biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. During his time in college, Dev was a member of the Honors college, an active member of the Sigma Pi fraternity, and also spent time working on multiple research projects across disciplines ranging from cancer research to a research project detailing the grain-shape analysis of sand on Mars! Mostly notably, Dev worked as an Intercultural Aide while also collaborating with a select group of students and faculty to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program to raise racial literacy and cultural competency on campus. Through this program he also worked with a team to lead weekly roundtable discussions on topics related to social justice and other contemporary issues.

In his free time, Dev delved deep into his interest in creative writing. During college he was able to win and publish poems in two Canadian National poetry competitions, the Michigan State University Red Cedar Review, and even publish his own poetry anthology. Dev was also a member of the Osteopathic Medical Scholars Program (OMSP) which is a mentorship program through MSUCOM for students who are passionate about Osteopathic medicine.

Talk to Dev if you have any questions about applying to dual-degree BS/DO programs, applying to medical school as an International student, why he chose osteopathic medicine, medical shadowing, conducting research in college, or life in Michigan.

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