University of Maryland (Biology)
Irfan Khan’s first introduction to the power of medication came when someone close to him was diagnosed with cancer. “The medication is keeping him alive,” said Khan. “I suddenly saw the pharmacy field as a way I could make a difference.”
The ambition to make a difference is a large part of who Khan is. Khan became an eagle scout at the age of 16. His final project was painting a homeless shelter and organizing a community-wide food drive. “I saw kids running out to donate a single can,” he recalled. Even if it was a single can, it meant the entire community was coming together for something.” This is also what attracted him to TCOP. After googling the school, he saw a picture of a student doing volunteer work in India. “I wanted to be part of a school that supports you and gives you the opportunity to help out around the world.”
Fun Fact: Khan is a die-hard hockey fan. Favorite team? Washington Capitals, though he hopes to take in some Ranger and Islander games while he’s here.