Medical student thrives in ‘Jeopardy!’ appearances

Siddharth Hariharan with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek.

Siddharth Hariharan with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

A week before moving to Richmond to start medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University, Siddharth Hariharan was in Los Angeles to test his knowledge in another high-stakes environment. The first-year VCU School of Medicine student competed on three episodes of “Jeopardy!” in July. The episodes aired in mid-September.

“For the first few days after it aired I felt like a celebrity on campus,” Hariharan said. “Now that everyone has seen the episodes they all greet me much more friendlily.”

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