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College Kids in Texas Plan to Bring Telepsychiatry Software to the Homeless

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Kavina Patel and Farhan Ahmad are sophomores at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Both are enrolled in a dual admissions program that will allow them to receive their undergraduate and medical degrees in seven years, but that’s not what makes them particularly special. They recently were awarded $3,000 for winning a six-week UT System-wide Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship, according to the San Antonio Express-News. They plan to use the money to fund their award winning project, VideoMed. The goal of VideoMed is to provide telepsychiatry software to homeless people in need.

“Many homeless people face depression, but they don?t really know how to go about it or who to tell that they have these types of problems,” Patel said. “They?re very aware that they have mental

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