Matthew Freeman -- Vice President of Member DEVELOPMENT

The Vice President of Member Development is responsible for coordinating member development event at our biweekly meetings. Overall, the position serves the members of the group to produce well developed members who are ready for medical school.

In addition to being Vice President of Member Development, Matt has serve as our former President and Alumni Relations Chair. Matt is a Senior in the College of Biological Sciences pursuing a major in Honors microbiology. He is currently an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the U of M Masonic Cancer Research Center, and spends most of his volunteer time working for the Boy Scouts and at the U of M Medical Center. Matt loves to be part of lots of clubs and organizations at the U, and currently, he is on the CBS Student Board (Treasurer), the Microbiology Club, and the Nordic Ski Club.

What is a problem or issue in health care that you would like to address as a physician?

"What interests me most about medicine is the versatility it has to help people in many forms, whether it is research or in a clinical setting. My current concern is that in medicine, given this flexibility, is not utilized to the extent it should be for underrepresented populations, such as rural and urban populations. Someday, I would like to use my education and knowledge to assist these people on an individual scale in the clinic while developing personal relationships and also in the lab."