As a native Nevadan with a passion for medicine, Anjali Daulat knew that Touro University Nevada was the perfect place for her.
Daulat comes from a family of physicians. Both her father and uncle have practiced medicine in Southern Nevada for more than 30 years, and while she was always familiar with medicine, she realized her passion for it as a freshman in high school.
“In high school, I shadowed different doctors in town to see how they cared for their patients on a daily basis,” she recalled. “It helped me realize that I wanted to pursue medicine.”
After graduating from The Meadows School in Clark County, Daulat attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas where she graduated with a double major in Biology and Health and Society.
Her father grew up in Dallas, so attending SMU gave her the opportunity to get an education and a better understanding about where he was from.
“Going to Dallas was a great experience for me, but I wanted to move back because Nevada is such an underserved community,” she said. “Nevada is home, and I was so glad to come back.”
As a new student in Touro’s Medical Health Sciences (MHS) program, Daulat is getting accustomed to the extensive workload of graduate school. She’s already made plenty of friends, and the faculty are always there to lend a hand.
“Being in a small cohort, we have a lot of group and faculty interactions, which I love,” Daulat said. “Science was always my strongest subject growing up, so it’s great being in class with so many people who have the same passion that I do.”
While she’s only beginning her studies at Touro, Daulat would eventually like to attend the College of Osteopathic Medicine with the goal of staying in Southern Nevada after graduation.
“I love living here,” she said. “I’ve always been open to living elsewhere, but I’d love to stay here, practice here, and raise a family here. There are so many opportunities in Southern Nevada, and I want to make our community better.”
Daulat is ready for the challenges of the MHS program. She feels comfortable at Touro, a feeling that stems from the love she’s always had for the place she’s called home her entire life.
“Touro is very well-established, and plenty of people who go to Touro stay here,” she said. “I love that.”