Samantha Kate Mathews
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.