Ryan Benavente

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Ryan Benavente, BS

Chamorro

(He/Him/His)

Medical Student MS2

Harvard Medical School

Climate Health & Sustainability

I am currently a second-year student at Harvard Medical School. I have an interest in the economics and broad-scale decision-making involved in improving healthcare systems, as well as the ethics and humanism that underlies every patient encounter. Currently, I am interested in exploring pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. My ultimate goal is to become a physician in under-resourced communities within Hawai'i and across the Pacific. Eventually, I hope to pursue widespread systemic healthcare change, focusing on distributing healthcare equitably and justly to all.

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Undergrad: Santa Clara University

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Hobbies: Mixed Martial Arts, Hiking and Beach, Cooking, Film, Music, and Literature

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