Jamal Zahir is currently a junior at the University of Colorado Denver and is majoring in Biology. Jamal is a Daniels Fund Scholar and is an active member of the University’s Honor’s and Leadership cohort. Jamal intends to pursue a professional degree in medicine, with a specific interest in cardiology. Jamal’s experiences range from six years of clinical shadowing at National Jewish Health to two years of academic research on topics including Malignant Pleural Effusions and 1H NMR Europium Chiral Shift Reagents. Jamal’s clinical and research experience, however, has prompted him to pursue combined MD/PhD programs upon completion of his undergraduate degree. Jamal’s dedication to clinical shadowing and research makes him an excellent prospective candidate for medical scientist training programs, he hopes.