Member Spotlight

Yessika Woo Lee
CSPM Class of 2020

Yessika was nominated as the California School of Podiatric Medicine (CSPM) Student of the Year by the student body due to her constant helpfulness throughout the year. Yessika not only helps those in her own class, but she is always setting up events to help students in the classes below her as well. She helped the first-years set up a practice OSCE and attended their cadaver lab sections to provide guidance when needed. Not only has Yessika made an impact at CSPM, but she has also attended Medical Missions serving in San Ysidro. Yessika has always gone above and beyond to put her classmates’ and peers' needs before her own. 

Hendrik Ryan Tan
SCPM Class of 2020

Through a rigorous selection process, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine (SCPM) selected Mr. Tan as the school’s Student of the Year. He was nominated based on his professionalism, extracurricular activities, and dedication to the podiatric medical profession. During his academic pursuits at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, he has received several prestigious awards for his exceptional performance. He is the recipient of the Dr. Philip Brachman Alumni Association Scholarship, a scholarship awarded based on academic achievement, community outreach, and extracurricular involvement. In addition, he is currently a candidate in the Dr. William M. Scholl Chapter of the Pi Delta National Honor Society which selects students demonstrating high standards of intellectual and scholarly activity. Mr. Tan has also been involved in research and was selected to present his poster at the 2017 National APMA Annual Scientific Meeting. Lastly, his leadership skills and dedication to service motivate him to serve as a tutor for several courses at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science aiding students in need of academic support. Aside from Mr. Tan’s exemplary academic achievements, his dedication to the podiatric medical profession serve as his impetus to participate in several community service opportunities as a volunteer.
Simply speaking, Mr. Tan is poised and enriched with a wide variety of personal life experiences (including some incredible personal and family challenges).

Student Doctor Yessika Woo Lee

Student Doctor Hendrik Ryan Tan

"The American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association is the national, student-led organization that serves as the collective voice for all podiatric medical students. We are committed to the protection and advancement of student rights and interests by advocating in legislative and educational arenas. We provide resources to our members to assist them throughout their education as they transition into podiatric residents and physicians."