Full Name: Jamil Reja

Hometown: Bronx

School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Program: MD Program


I was born in Bangladesh and came to America when i was two years old. I grew up in New York City and I aspired to become a doctor from a young age. I majored in Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York. My career goals include combining my background in engineering with medicine to provide compassionate and personalized patient care while simultaneously improving that care through research and design.

Fun Fact:

I like doing close-up magic tricks.

What advice would you give to future undocumented students applying to graduate programs?

I would advise others to try to network with people who can have an impact in the admissions process. It means so much more when someone can match your face, your personality, your goals to what you wrote in your application.