Meet Today’s Hercules Scholar, Mathew Van Smith, Student at Morehouse School of Medicine

Name: Mathew Van Smith

School: Morehouse School of Medicine

GPA: 4.0

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona

Major: Biochemistry/Psychology

Minor: Philosophy

Classification: Second year medical student

Career Goal: Neurological Surgery




After graduation, this aspiring neurosurgeon, husband and father will complete his residency and research in neurosurgery with a focus in functional neurosurgery. In his spare time, Mathew tutors first-year medical students and is the founder/president of the Neurosurgery Interest Group. The most influential people in his life are his wife and parents.

Mathew lives by the motto: “There’s no such thing as a life that’s better than yours; love yours.”

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