Nashville, Tennessee, United States
My name is Amol Utrankar.
I’m a medical student at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN. That means my life is about 50% attending class, 40% studying, and 5% cooking, cleaning, and other activities of basic functionality.Which leaves the other 5%: the passions and interests I think I still have, like health systems design, clinical informatics and technology, and public policy.
Beyond the classroom, some of my pursuits include educating patients on chronic disease management at Vanderbilt's free clinic for the underserved; developing new approaches to medical education with the Vanderbilt Student Technology Committee; and thinking about emerging ideas in medicine and technology on my blog, Com(med)ore.
In a past life, I was an undergraduate at Rice University, where I studied Economics and Sociology. At Rice, I had the opportunity to do everything from successfully saving a life with CPR as an EMS lieutenant to investigating the intersection of religion and science in Houston's faith communities.
Free time isn’t a concept I’m too familiar with, but when I rarely find it, I enjoy exploring new cuisines, getting lost in my thoughts on long walks, and trying out the most eclectic of craft beers.