Our AMO Advisors really do it all. They answer prospective visitor questions, assist with applications, and ensure that a visitor reserves their seat so they can start planning for their clinical experience. With five advisors, the work is now distributed evenly. This wasn’t always the case though. Before AMO relocated and expanded its team, there was just one AMO advisor doing all the above!
AMO Advisor Ryan is the original AMO Advisor and really does sleep, eat, and breathe AMO. If AMO had a mascot, it would probably be Ryan. Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconson-Madison with a degree in political science and history. While in school Ryan became friends with Kyle Swinsky, AMO’s CEO. This led him to begin working at AMO shortly after graduating.
In addition to performing the functions of an Advisor, Ryan serves as AMO’s Chief Revenue Officer. He has been pivotal in helping AMO grow, having been with the company for over six years! Ryan says the most rewarding part of the job is that he gets to help others fulfill their dreams on a daily basis. He loves having a hand in connecting medical students with experiences that can enhance their education and futures in medicine.
When Ryan isn’t helping visitors to find the perfect clinical experience, he enjoys spending his free time working out, listening to podcasts, cooking, or just hanging out at home with his cat.
Want to find out more about Ryan, check out our question and answer session with him below!
If you had to pick an animal to represent yourself, which would you choose?
Ryan: I’ve always liked penguins. Let’s go with a penguin.
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be
R: That’s easy, tacos. The possibilities of toppings are endless.
Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
R: Drive a car. It’s relaxing and you can go anywhere. Not that you can’t with a bike or a horse though.
Do you collect anything?
R: I collected basketball trading cards as a kid. I don’t really collect anything now unless souvenirs from places I travel to fall into that category.
You are about to get into a fight, what song comes on?
R: Mortal Kombat theme song.
You do a ton of traveling, what’s the tallest place you have been to so far?
R: During a trip to Dubai I visited the Burj Khalifa and went all the way up to the 125th floor.
What was the last book you read?
R: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight.
If you could visit a fictional world, which one would you choose? And who would be your tour guide?
R: Narnia. It might be an obvious choice but definitely the lion, Aslan.
How do you think the world would be different if the Internet had never been invented?
R: The speed of our world would change. Days would go by slower and we might spend more time in the present moment.
If you were immortal for a day, what would you choose to do?
R: This is a tough question. First, how would I know that I am immortal? Second, if I am immortal, do I really want to test the limits of it?
What motivates you to work as hard as you do?
R: My parents and my upbringing. I have learned that, at a certain point, you must put your head down and do what you need to do to accomplish your goals. I’ve learned to be grateful for the situation that I’m in and, if nothing else, to learn from it and move on.
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