Dr. Drishti P

Mentor + Essay Coach

Drishti cultivates a meaningful relationship with her students, serving as both a mentor and motivator in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. With a focus on empowering her students to pursue their passions, she guides students in building a strong resume and honing their interview skills to ultimately stand out to an admissions committee.

New York, New York

Resident, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
MD, Albany Medical College
BS, Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Certified Life Coach

Drishti draws on her own journey as a graduate of a combined BS/MD program to guide aspiring medical students through the challenging application process. Her experience allows her to empathize with the complexities and uncertainties of applying to medical school. Her goal is to form meaningful relationships with each student, offering tailored guidance from the initial dilemma of choosing extracurricular activities to the final interview process. Drishti is committed to adopting a holistic approach, leveraging each student’s unique interests, story, and strengths to build a compelling resume that will ultimately stand out to an admissions committee. As a certified life coach, she aims to make this inherently stressful process as enjoyable as possible.

Drishti is currently a radiation oncology resident in New York City. As someone who recently went through the residency application process, she understands the commitment, resilience, and strengths needed to navigate this journey successfully. Additionally, Drishti graduated from a 7-year combined BS/MD program through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College. Beyond her clinical pursuits, she has actively served on combined degree admission committees, allowing her insight into what committees seek in prospective candidates. During her time in medical school, she engaged in mentoring programs, offering invaluable one-on-one feedback, study tips, and guidance to her mentees. Having experienced the impact of mentorship firsthand, Drishti is passionately committed to being a supporting mentor and motivator for her students.

Previously, Drishti worked as a research assistant in a basic science laboratory, investigating the use of focused ultrasound to treat chronic migraines in a rodent model. This enhanced her passion for research and problem-solving. During COVID, she started a non-profit organization to foster mindfulness and hope in the community by providing services such as Yoga and meditation workshops. Additionally, Drishti has led volunteering initiatives such as Prescribed Books for Kids and Generations Together, through which she worked with the pediatric and geriatric communities.