Ajay Major shares his entrepreneurial journey and passion for helping medical student share their voice and change healthcare!
The ModernMD: Ajay Major
Ajay Major is an entrepreneur, medical student activist, and aspiring physician-journalist. He is Founder and Editor-in Chief of in-Training, the online magazine by medical students and for medical students, at in-training.org. He also Founded in-House, the online magazine for residents and fellows, at in-housestaff.org. He was a nominee of MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators Awards. Ajay is currently a 4th year medical student at Albany Medical College.
“Know when to put it all aside” – Ajay
White Coat to Business Suit:
Ajay was selected for the Leadership in Medicine Program, an eight-year combined BS/MBA/MD program with Union Graduate College and Albany Medical College. His passion for journalism started with his work as the Editor-in-Chief of the Concordiensis, Union College’s weekly student newspaper. As he started medical school, he saw an opportunity to combine his passion for journalism and Founded in-Training, an online magazine by medical students for medical students, as a platform for experimentation and expression.
Idea to Venture:
The Idea: Why is it important for medical student and residents to have a voice? Listen as Ajay shares his vision for creating a spectum of publications that span the medical education journey and his exciting work at in-Training and in-House!
Lesson Learned: Do you homework before you launch your venture. Make sure to build a structure for continuity. Continue to write chart your progress with a structure in place that will allow you to stay ahead of the game.
Best Advice: Find a partner in crime, who understands you, and is willing to fully participate as well as operate on your same level.
Daily Success Habit: Before bed, review your email inbox and make a list of what needs to get accomplished in the next 24 hours. Review your list the next morning, and stay mindful of the process.
Healthcare Trends: Medical school is going through a major revolution which will favor new models to train and educate the next generation of medical students. Physicians will be trained not just clinically but also in new roles of such as advocacy, information technology, quality improvement.