CPM Pre-med of the Month

Being a "pre-medical" student is full of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice.  The members and leadership of the WSU Campuswide Pre-medical Mentoring (CPM) Program would like to celebrate your achievements for keeping your determination in working toward your ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.  We believe it is important to recognize the drive and stories of our future physicians.  If you know a CPM pre-med student that should be nominated for "CPM Pre-med of the Month," please consider filling out the form below.

If chosen, students will be featured on the CPM website, Facebook, and Twitter platforms, as well as giving them an additional achievement to add to their CV.

Please feel free to nominate yourself, as long as it done only once.

CPM Pre-med of the Month Nomination Form


Meet the CPM Pre-Med of the Month

May 2020: Ryan Snyder

Picture of Ryan, Pre-Med of the Month

Congratulations May Pre-Med of the Month, Ryan Snyder!

Congratulations to the May CPM Pre-Med of the month Ryan Snyder. Ryan recently completed his first year at Wayne and is majoring in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology with Department and University Honors and a minor in Public Health. Ryan is an active student both on and off campus being involved as a member of the Detroit Medical Orchestra and a volunteer with their musician ambassadorship program with Beaumont. He is also a clinical and musician volunteer at Karmanos Cancer Institute.  Additionally, Ryan has volunteered with CPM's affiliate Cass Free Clinic, participated in the WSU ACS student affiliates, and recently began undergraduate research within the Department of Chemistry in the Organic division. Aside from Ryan's outstanding involvement his decision to pursue the medical route was reinforced right before his freshman year at WSU. Ryan's mother was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer which contributed to his interest in medicine. Ryan has an idea of the type of physician he hopes to become having explored surgeon/scientist disciplines with his mentors in Urology, Trauma Surgery, and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery at WSU SOM. For this reason, He is still debating on whether to pursue a traditional MD or the MD/PHD path. To learn more about Ryan check out his responses to the questions below.

Is there a job, other than becoming a physician, that you think you would be really good at?  

Organic Chemist or Chemical Engineer.

Do you have any special talents or hobbies? 

I have been the concertmaster violinist for three symphony orchestras, and am now playing in the Detroit Medical Orchestra at WSUSOM.

What fictional place would you most like to go to?  


What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?  

To do a complete tour of Europe and see the London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and other musical favorites of mine.

What do you wish you knew more about?  

Health care politics, economics, and disparities in urban and rural regions.