Student Success Stories: Samantha Kate Mathews

Samantha Kate Mathews

Samantha Kate Mathews
Spartanburg, SC; Raised in Hawaii
Studying Medicine at Ross University
Career Goal: Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery

Why you chose HPU

The wide diversity of students from all over the world and the closely knit science department that allowed me to get to know and learn a lot from many of the incredible professors.  Plus, the opportunity to do research with some worldly professors.

How HPU helped you get to Medical School

Hawaii Pacific University has small class sizes that allow students to have a lot of one on one time with the professors and build lasting relationships with classmates. The teaching is high quality and the facilities such as the science labs allow a lot of hands-on experience projects. The professors that I had the privilege to work with fed my love of the sciences and shaped my foundation for the medical field.

Favorite memory of HPU

Many great memories!!  Just a few of them are... Sitting on the balcony on the windward campus studying with my friends. Running all over the beautiful green hilly campus with the cross-country team. Getting to dissect a shark in zoology lab and going on field trips to study green sea turtles for marine mammal biology lab.