Member since: Fall 2015
Although I am a born and raised American, my parents have kept me close to my Vietnamese roots with countless visits back home to the motherland. Thus, I have witnessed firsthand the consequences of poor, practically nonexistent healthcare. Like many developing countries, the lack of efficient, widespread modern medicine cripples the nation from truly advancing. Seeing my own relatives and others suffer the ramifications incites me to take action. Joining the medical community is the most effective way I can give back to the people and culture that have raised me. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been enthused and inclined to work in medicine. Given the proper tools and resources, I will be able to help underprivileged and my family back home. As a Vietnamese interpreter, the SCOPE program has provided a great foundation to help me feel more confident as I pursue my dreams. I will not only be the first doctor in my family, but I am also the first to attend college, so every day brings new challenges. Thankfully, the SCOPE community has given me advice and support to help me thrive in all aspects at Stanford.