Growing up learning to repair everything around the house with his father, Hae-Min has always been more fascinated with understanding the underlying why rather than rote memorization of what. He went on to channel his investigative spirit by earning a BA in Statistics with highest honors from Williams College (Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Mu Sigma Rho), where his senior thesis on developing a new method of meta-analysis under random effects was awarded the Robert M. Kozelka Prize in Statistics. During his two gap years before medical school, he worked in neuropsychiatric MRI research and volunteered in an emergency department on the weekends. He is now pursuing an MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he also continues his statistics work through epidemiological research in collaboration with clinicians.
Given his statistics background and experience during his own application process, Hae-Min specializes in tutoring statistics and the MCAT: he has tutored other college students in statistics and chemistry from introductory to advanced levels through the Math and Science Resource Center peer-tutoring system at Williams College for two years. Hae-Min also deeply enjoys medical school admissions coaching; in particular, he relishes working with students on crafting their story. From the personal statement to the interviews, he understands how important it is for applicants to have a clear and compelling reason for why they want to be a doctor.
Hae-Min enjoys taking a break from medical school by cooking, drawing, and exercising with his friends.