As a graduate of UC Berkeley, Dr. Deep Bhatt was an Economics major who would later realize medicine was his passion and pursue it as a career. He was a non-traditional student coming from a prestigious university that was not prone to grade inflation, so he applied broadly to over 80 medical schools, including M.D., D.O, and The Texas Medical system. This led to multiple interviews across the country and multiple acceptances. His own experience gave him the necessary experience to advise many aspiring physicians on their own medical school journeys. He believes that everyone needs a mentor, and would like to pay it forward to the next generation of physicians.
Dr. Bhatt chose the Carver College of Medicine for its rigorous academic training and research reputation. Honoring all of his pre-clinical coursework and most of his clinical coursework, he was awarded acceptance into the AOA honor society junior class. His rigorous studies helped him succeed on the USMLEs, and eventually he was awarded a scholarship for achieving the highest score in his class. Once he accomplished his own goals, he continued to pass on the knowledge he had gained to the students below him, tutoring multiple board exam prep courses and speaking at recruiting events regularly.
Still, he was not sure which residency he wanted to enter at the end of 3rd year, so he applied to 3 different residencies: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Urology. In the process, Dr. Bhatt wrote 3 essays, accumulated 10 letters of recommendation, and interviewed at over 20 institutions across the country in 3 specialties, and learned a lot about what it takes to apply to residency programs.
Dr. Bhatt finds mentoring a deeply rewarding process. Like most physicians, his time is limited so he only makes time for activities he truly loves.