Matthew is a medical student at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. He grew up in South Korea and came to the states at the age of 18. He started his medical education right after receiving his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. During his undergraduate years, Matthew had extensive research experience investigating optoelectronic applications of organic-inorganic hybrid molecules. He served as the Northwestern Chapter president of College Mentors for Kids, a non-profit organization that provides mentoring programs for underserved local elementary students. Matthew also worked as an academic tutor at the Northwestern Academic Support Center, where he developed a strong passion for teaching through assisting students with organic chemistry and physiology course material. Matthew also worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he witnessed the power of therapeutic care for patients suffering from neurologic damage. During his free time, Matthew enjoys calisthenics training, playing basketball, and eating ice-cream. Talk to Matthew if you have any questions about applying to US medical schools, organizing and strengthening your medical school application, or obtaining various research opportunities. You can also reach out to Matthew if need help with adjusting to new academic and social environment as an international student.