Author Archives: Jay Gopal

Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

About two weeks ago, I got into my first car accident. I was backing out my friend’s minivan to park it in another spot (and if you’ve ever been to Westwood, you know how much of a nightmare parking is) when out of nowhere a Toyota Prius slammed into me at 30 miles an hour.… Continue Reading

The Inconvenient Truth About Mortality

The Inconvenient Truth About Mortality

In the year 1901, the average life expectancy for people living in the U.S. was around 49.3 years of age (Roser 2016). In 2011, that number had nearly doubled to be around 78.7 years of age (Roser 2016). It is pretty clear that people are living longer nowadays than ever before, with more and more… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s: More Than a Disease

Alzheimer’s: More Than a Disease

No matter how much time passes, there are certain memories that stick with you forever. These are usually experiences that evoke a strong emotional response; be it grief, happiness, or pain. We hold onto these memories as relics, even reminders, of feelings we once felt at that particular moment in time. For me, some of… Continue Reading

Your Guide to Getting EMT Certified

Your Guide to Getting EMT Certified

As a Pre-Medical student here at UCLA, I know the amount of dedication and hard work required for those who wish to one day attend medical school. With all the difficult pre-requisite and upper division courses we are forced to take, it can be tough to maintain the GPA that you want. However, with all… Continue Reading

Jay Gopal

Jay Gopal

Hello, my name is Jay Gopal and I am a second year Physiological Science Pre-Med student at UCLA. My desire to join Medical Literature Society stems from my vision of a society where people are informed about the ethics, science, and social aspects behind medicine. Awareness of such pertinent issues need not be restricted to… Continue Reading