Written by Billy Tran, M.D. '17
My time at Cho Ray hospital and Vietnam over the past six weeks has been filled with discovery, both of the world and of myself. I came to Vietnam with the hope of learning about a new healthcare system and improving my Vietnamese. As someone who grew up in a large Vietnamese community, I have always wanted to return to that community and provide healthcare to those with difficulty communicating with American physicians. Thus, improving my Vietnamese and increasing my cultural awareness was a big goal for my time here. While I did improve my Vietnamese language skills, I have gained so much more in my time here.