Saif Ahmad

Pre-medical Student and Programmer


Candidate for Bachelor of Science Degree

Austin College, Sherman, TX

2018 - 2022

Anticipated Major: Biochemistry
Anticipated Minor: Computer Science
GPA: 3.708/4.0

Scholarships and Awards

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Austin College Presidential Scholarship
Microsoft Technology Associate Networking Certification

Medical Experience

Dominican Republic Mission Trip

Dominican Republic

Spring 2020

A short medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic led by Dr. Ahmad Bhatti. We performed 20+ vascular surgeries in three days. It was unfortunately cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Aided in triage of patients with various afflictions
  • Handled the distribution of supplies to operating rooms
  • Scrubbed in for surgeries to aid the scrub nurse and get closer looks at patients
  • Utilized proper sanitary techniques for surgery
  • See Blanca's House for more information (vascular mission #59)

Shadowing at WNJ Hospital

Sherman, TX

Winter 2019

A month-long shadowing experience done through Austin College. A group of students rotated through nearly every department in the hospital to observe how each one worked independently and how they communicated with each other.

  • Observed doctors, nurses, and patients in 6+ different departments

Orthopedic Surgery Shadowing

Frisco, TX

Summer 2017

Clinical and surgical shadowing of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Haslam at Baylor Scott & White hospital.

  • Observed treatment of patients requiring orthopedic care
  • Participated in severeal orthopedic surgeries

Scientific Experience

Research on Palindromes in Proteins

Summer 2020

Summer research through Austin College done remotely because of COVID-19. A program was written in Python to process the data required for the research. The code can be found here (code is not public yet).

  • Wrote a program to:
    • Find palindromes in the amino acid sequences of an organism
    • Compile and output data on those palindromes
    • Output graphs visualizing the data

Technical Experience

Codecember Judge

Frisco, TX

Summer 2017

A regional coding competition hosted by a group of friends. We had to create and test all of our problems ourselves, and the competition interface was built by a friend. I spent most of my time creating and testing problems, which can be found here.

  • Created complex programming problems for competitors to solve
  • Actively managed real-time databases
  • Created and tested large datasets
  • Performed quality assurance on programming problems

Leadership and Volunteer Experience

General/Organic Chemistry TA 260 hours
Alpha Phi Omega, Apparel Chair Fall 2019
Logged Volunteer Hours as of Spring 2021 108
Logged Clinical Hours as of Spring 2021 200
Logged Research Hours as of Spring 2021 350




  • Urdu


  • Java
  • C#
  • Python
  • Shell
  • Bash
  • Vim