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Ryan Lee

Director, Premedical Program, Harvard Extension School

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    PhD, Harvard University
    BA, Washington University

Ryan Lee.

What can students expect to learn from your program course(s)?

The Premedical Program (PMP) at Harvard Extension School exists to help students get into a degree program in the health professions – allopathic or osteopathic medical school, veterinary medicine, dental medicine, or physician assistant programs.

While completing prerequisite courses is an important part of the PMP, I work with students to think more holistically about both applying to health professions programs and succeeding once there. From developing a growth mindset to becoming more effective communicators, there are more skills required to successfully pursue a career in the health professions alongside the scientific fundamentals that students will learn in class.

Together, students will have both a strong scientific foundation, as well as the development of core competencies required for the health professions.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Harvard Extension School?

The students! I am always amazed by our students’ wealth of personal experiences and diverse backgrounds. By bringing their unique perspectives and selves, our students create an exciting environment in which their colleagues and peers can grow through collaboration. I, too, find myself constantly learning and growing from my interactions with HES students and their collective wisdom.

As such, I would like to see the PMP as not only a program that supports individual students but also one that fosters a cohesive community of learners.