Ryan Bartholomew is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School. He received his bachelor’s in science degree from Duke University in neuroscience, where he also minored in chemistry and in philosophy. At Duke University as an undergraduate and for a dedicated year after graduating, he conducted neuroscience research where he studied the contributions of the basal ganglia in the brain to behavior using optogenetic and 3D motion tracking techniques in mice. In medical school he became interested in otolaryngology and has been involved in a variety of clinical research projects in the field including describing a new reconstructive technique for midface defects, analyzing post-operative sinus surgery pain control regimens, management of complications after lateral skull base surgery, and providing otolaryngology care in low resource settings. Ryan is currently applying for a residency position in otolaryngology and will be doing an away rotation in otolaryngology in Madrid.