While juggling medical school, Ajay Major has also successfully launched in-Training, an online magazine for medical students. Today, his publication has become a launching pad for young professionals looking to make a name for themselves and it represents the voices of thousands of medical students.
Major credits time management and a patient-oriented mindset to his success – especially knowing when to put projects on the back burner and when to take them off the stove entirely. His goal is to become a practicing physician, weaving in his interests in advocacy, physician journalism and entrepreneurship, too.
Major’s advice to others is to first find a niche and a community that complements your own expertise and passion, then to use journalism and social media as outlets to express that voice. “I see many aspiring students doubting their authority, but I believe that we’ve earned a voice when we wear that white coat and interact with patients everyday,” he says.
Shreya specializes in health communications and is a copywriter for an advertising agency. She was previously at Bayer Healthcare, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide
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