​Ryan Orwig created The STATMed Learning Program in 2012 to help medical students and doctors maximize their potential and eliminate the mystery behind studying, maximizing time, and taking board exams. Ever since he started working in the field of education in 1998 with gifted children and adults with learning problems, he has endeavored to develop effective methodologies to help these students unlock their abilities.

He earned his M.S. in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership with an Emphasis in Reading from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with the goal of working with gifted adults. He worked exclusively with medical students and physicians from 2005 to 2012 as the Coordinator of the Medical H.E.L.P. (Higher Education for Learning Problems) Program at Marshall University. As a side project in 2010, he created Orwig Learning Systems to provide educational support for medical students; when the demand for his expertise continued to grow, he left Marshall and focused all of his efforts on STATMed Learning (originally called “The STAT Program”).

In 2013 he joined the prestigious faculty of the National Emergency Medical Board Review program. In 2014 he became an adjunct professor at The School of Pharmacy at Notre Dame of Maryland University, where he teaches an annual version of The STATMed Class as part of the curriculum. Ryan’s mission is to help medical students and doctors maximize their potential through the constantly evolving platforms of The STATMed Class and The STATMed Boards Workshop.



Since 1997, David A. LaSalle has been working with bright learners who are experiencing difficulties with studying, test-taking, and other academic tasks.  Over the course of his career, David has helped groups ranging from dyslexic first-graders to doctors struggling with boards exams.He has been a teacher, tutor, executive function coach, curriculum designer, and administrator at Valley Academy and the Jemicy School in Maryland.  

His reading specialist certifications include training in the Orton-Gillingham methodology, the Wilson Reading system and Lindamood-Bell program.  With almost two decades of helping gifted minds understand their own patterns and overcome their challenges, David is uniquely positioned to work with STATMed clients as they first understand, and then redesign their own individual learning systems. He has earned a Masters in Education from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. David joined STATMed Learning in 2013, started teaching STATMed Classes in 2014, and became the Boards Workshop Lead Instructor in 2015.