Dr. Raaj Ruparel (Class of 2011) was featured in the video series Saving Lives with Gus, produced by the Mayo Clinic, which was developed to engage millennials about basic lifesaving procedures via social media.
He made these videos when he was a Simulation and Surgical Education Fellow at The Mayo Clinic. Currently, he is a General Surgery Resident at The Mayo Clinic. While he was a fellow, he and his colleagues were challenged by Dr. David Farley, Co-Director of the Simulation Medicine Fellowship, who was inspired to create this initiative after a local high school athlete died when an AED kit failed to save him. The goal of the initiative is to save the life of at least one person a year. Dr. Ruparel created a prototype, called Gus, and they both starred in these informational videos, which were released weekly on the Mayo Clinic News Network.
If you would like to learn more about the series, the videos are available to watch here: