Malay Shah is a senior at the Medical Science Academy of L.V. Hightower High School, where he is the Academy President. He has been actively involved in Red Cross as President, Science National Honor Society as External Relations Chair, HOSA, and Science Fair. He is recognized for Academic Excellence, National Merit Commended, AP Scholar with Honor, and his science fair projects at the school and regional levels.
Malay has been accepted to the Baylor2 Medical Track program. He will be attending Baylor University in the fall and Baylor College of Medicine in 2024.
Currently, Malay is interested in neurology and would like to incorporate research and underserved care into his career. In fifteen years, you should find him practicing as a physician right here in Texas, serving our diverse community!
The Gifted and Talented Mentorship program allowed Malay to explore a topic that was of great interest to him. Specifically, his past experiences working with underserved populations inspired an interest in understanding the impact of social determinants of health such as access to care. His project with AccessHealth, a community health center for the underinsured, looked at how the clinic could better serve Medicaid-insured patients in Fort Bend. He gained the ability to think critically and broaden his awareness of barriers to healthcare, thus better preparing him for a career in medicine. He would like to acknowledge Mrs. Bryant and his peers for their support.