Matthew Finley, MD

Boise Program
Class of 2026

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Hey, I’m Matt! I grew up in O’Neill, NE (The Irish capitol of Nebraska) which also happens to be the home of the world’s largest shamrock. However, I went to fact check this as I was writing it, and it seems like we have some competition in New York so we’ll see how that unfolds! After a move to Kansas, I finished up high school in Emporia, KS and did my undergraduate at Sterling College where I studied Human and Molecular Biology. I became more interested in medical school after working with various global health organizations throughout high school and college in Mexico, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.

Fun photo of Matthew Finley

I completed my medical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where I am grateful to have had opportunities to stay involved in global health and international medicine, and broaden my interests within medicine in general. During med school I participated in clinical rotations in Ireland and Guatemala and continued partnering with health organizations in Mexico working at the US/Mexico border and in addiction rehabilitation centers. My desire to incorporate global health in my future practice was really solidified through courses I took to receive my professional certificate in international medicine and public health through the Institute for International Medicine. These experiences, my med school clinical rotations, and the incredible FM providers I have met along the way have opened my eyes to how incredible Family Medicine is, and how I can tailor my practice to the needs of whatever community I find myself in.

My current clinical interests include global health, sports medicine, emergency/urgent care, and addiction medicine. I am excited to be a part of this awesome program where I know I will be supported and encouraged! I’m also looking forward to adding a lot more snowboarding into my routine!