Vishal Khetpal is a third-year medical student from Oklahoma attending the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Before coming to Brown, Vishal earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, and a master’s degree in global health from the London School of Economics in 2016. He is also a freelance writer, dissecting topics related to culture, politics, and health. He regularly contributes essays to Slate Magazine, and has also written for outlets such as TONIC (VICE’s health vertical), STAT News, and the Huffington Post in the past. He hopes to pursue a career involving medical practice, public policy, and writing for general audiences about meaningful health issues.