Roshan Sethi

Co-Creator, Writer & Producer
The Resident

Roshan Sethi, MD, co-creator and writer of Fox’s The Resident, is fairly casual about his recent double life (as a new doctor and writer) attributing his interest in screenwriting to a class that he took as an undergraduate at Yale. “Originally I was interested in fiction, and I really wanted to become a novelist when I was in college, but I was never that good at it,” he says. “When I took screenwriting, for some reason I found that that was what I was better at.”
As a teenager, Roshan and his twin brother volunteered at a local cancer clinic near their hometown of Calgary, Canada. They pushed a cart through the palliative care ward, serving high tea on fine china to patients undergoing cancer treatment. Neither brother had met patients with cancer before. As a first- year med student, he sent an email to a show producer and managed to get a consulting gig for the tv series Black Box. He also traveled to Rwanda to work with the nonprofit Partners In Health. Roshan is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School.



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