Dr Nguyet Ho 2019

Doing medical mission in Vietnam was never an easy affair, most of the time, it’s one kind of frustration or another.  Over the year, anh Paul and I acquired more experience in dealing with multitudes of issues from unruly students to lack of medical supplies.  These obstacles shall be overcome!Read More

Dr Nguyet Ho 2019

It was 2017 and VnHOPE just completed our first Summer Medical Mission since the organization’s founding.  Well, we got the permit, we got a local partner – Tan Tao University, we ran 7 clinic days smoothly.  There was some major and minor glitches and some feelings were hurt but asRead More

Tran Hy Khang 2019

For 2 weeks I have embarked on VnHope 2019’s summer camp trip. Although those 2 weeks passed as fast as it came, many profound memories and wholesome experiences would, in time, assist in my future. First came the training days, though i had been on this project for 2 yearsRead More

Thien-Trang Vu 2019

I want to sincerely express my gratitude and thank you for giving me an opportunity to be a part of VnHOPE. Going on a medical mission trip has been on my bucket list for a while now and I can finally say that it was above and beyond what IRead More

Max Tran 2019

There are some moments that tend to stick with you long after they occur, being replayed over-and-over in your mind, used as anecdotes that help guide you through your personal journey through life. For me, one such moment occurred during Day 3 of the clinic at Đồng Nai Province, Vietnam.Read More

Abigail Fernandes 2019

I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to take part in the experiences I was fortunate enough to have on this year’s VnHOPE mission trip. I learned so much, not only about medicine and patient care, but also about myself. This mission has truly given me a passion forRead More

Ryan Honculada 2018

The 2018 Summer VnHOPE Medical Mission is the first year that I have went out with this group, or on a mission in general. I must say prior to joining the team, I had some expectations for the trip. However, this mission more than exceeded everything I thought it wasRead More

Scott Wojtowicz 2018

The language barrier was the first of my concerns, mainly because I didn’t know if I could help people without being able to communicate with them. I’m rather glad we did the soup kitchens and orphanage trip before the clinics because it gave me time to grow. My team membersRead More

Josh Baldonado 2018

  This summer I came back to Vietnam for my fourth medical mission trip with VnHope as a Team Leader.  Before you go on these trips, you try to anticipate and prepare for the long work days, monotonous pill counting sessions, and long bus rides to the clinic site. ToRead More

Jimmy To 2017

Every year with the summer service camp brings a new experience. This was my third mission back on the trip and I was given the opportunity of coming back as a Student Leader, along with Bi Pham, under the camp’s first year as the VnHOPE Alliance.  Even though we workedRead More

Daniel Nguyen 2017

The path to becoming a medical professional is an arduous one.  A journey full of trials, tribulations, revelations, and relief.  At some points in my academic trajectory, often during the hours of early dusk, I have had a propensity to question my motivation for consciously putting myself through such academicRead More

Anh Tran 2017

I was able to interact a lot with patients because I interpreted between English and Vietnamese for doctors who did not speak Vietnamese. When I shadowed in pediatrics, I looked for cavities and used a stethoscope to listen to the heartbeat of patients. I remember that one patient was aRead More

Kelly Chang 2017

One memory stands out during my time with VnHope. I was shadowing Dr. Ching at primary care as he was questioning a patient. He asked the patient if he had any problems with his vision. The patient said he had blurry vision, so Dr. Ching told him he would sendRead More

Jennifer Bui 2017

On the 4th day of clinic, I met a patient that touched my heart and taught me something really important. It was a little slow so I turned to this woman next to me and asked her how her day was going and if she’s been waiting long. Before IRead More

Charles Nguyen 2016

The 2016 Summer Service Camp has been another unforgettable experience. Even though this is my third time on this trip, I still can’t believe the compassion, work ethic and camaraderie shown by the students and healthcare professionals. It has been a privilege to listen to the patients’ hardships and ableRead More

Jacob Sim 2015

This summer I came back to Vietnam for my fourth trip with an organization called Summer Service Camp. There were alot of issues this year with work permits and clinic sites, and at some points it was so easy to get discouraged and wonder if what we were doing actuallyRead More

Alex Nguyen 2014

Having a late flight out of Vietnam today left me with a lot of time for goodbyes and reflection. It has been an incredible 2 weeks since we first arrived at Noi Ba airport as a group of strangers meeting each other for the very first time. This year, workingRead More

Andy Duong 2013

In the summer of 2013, when I was offered a chance to visit Vietnam to meet relatives for the first time since the War and help my parents (both doctors) provide much needed medical care to rural Vietnam, I greeted the opportunity with a nervous optimism. A medical mission toRead More

Chelsea Lam 2013

I am incredibly humbled by the humanitarians that have dedicated themselves to the spirit of the camp.  The camp left me with a multifaceted collection of themes, rather than a singular impression that encapsulates my entire experience. Each factor stems from short snippets of interactions I had during the trip.Read More

Anthony Nguyen 2011

For two weeks, the running joke among Vietnam 2011 summer campers was “whatever happens in Vietnam stays in Vietnam”. However when the time actually came for us to say goodbye and return to our normal routines, we quickly realized that not everything that happened in Vietnam could easily be leftRead More

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