Rafey Rehman’s interest in medicine started when his grandfather became ill. Since then, he continues his pursuit of becoming a medical professional.
Rehman has maintained a 3.97 GPA in the biochemistry major and psychology minor curriculums and has been active in cutting-edge research projects throughout his undergraduate experience. He participated in clinical research through the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program at St. Mary Mercy Hospital and conducted research at the William Beaumont Hospital’s Tumor Metabolism Lab, where he examined the metabolism of glioblastoma.
“What is so impressive about Rafey is that he is passionate, curious and interested in learning more about an issue from different angles,” said Assistant Professor Harmony Reppond.
In addition to his research and academic pursuits, Rehman is committed to service in the community. He has volunteered as a patient support aid with Kindred at Home Hospice and has been a volunteer transporter at Beaumont Hospital .
“I have spent countless hours volunteering at the [hospital] as a transporter, caring for the elderly as a patient support aide, assisting children with learning disabilities and tutoring,” he said. “I have enjoyed every last second of it.”
On campus, Rehman served as a supplemental instructor and held leadership positions in Phi Delta Epsilon and the Biochemistry Society. He also is a member of the UM-Dearborn Pre-Med Alumni Mentoring Executive Committee, where he works to pair pre-medical students with alumni in medical school.
“He is just an amazing, mature and proactive student,” said Professor Marilee Benore.
Prior to graduation, Rehman has been admitted to several medical schools. “Through this profession, I hope to serve my community, volunteer at free clinics, conduct research, and mentor pre-medical and medical students.”