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Support for Medical Students in Vietnam

Support for Medical Students in Vietnam

The Pfizer Thailand Foundation recently awarded four scholarships for 2010-2011 school year to 4 undergraduate students in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The scholarship recipients included Nguyen Lam Vuong, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Tran Thi Minh Chau, who are currently undertaking medical studies at the Ho Chi Minh Medical University. The scholarship program is a part of Pfizer Thailand Foundation’s commitment to increase medical personnel in communities where Pfizer operates. The scholarship grants are awarded on an annual basis to academically sounded students, crippled by difficult financial circumstances. The funding allows these students to fulfill their dreams of becoming doctors and also encourages them to contribute back to the community where they live.

The scholarship presentation ceremony was presided by Dr. Tran Diep Tuan, Deputy Head and Pharmacist Huynh Van Hoa, Advisor to the Ho Chi Minh Medical University. Pfizer Vietnam representatives also joined to congratulate the scholarship recipients.

The Pfizer Thailand Foundation’s scholarship program started in Thailand in 2003 and expanded to Ho Chi Minh Medical University in 2006. In Vietnam 4 students have been awarded continually with accumulated total grant amount of 9,000 USD. The program extends it reach to a number of educational institutions in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. To date, more than 160 secondary, undergraduate and post-graduate students have benefited from the scholarship program.
 
“This is the last year of my study before becoming a general doctor. The scholarship provided me opportunity to study and, in return, I am going to help more people”
Nguyen Lam Vuong
6th year student, HCMC Medical University
Pfizer Thailand Foundation Scholar Student
 
“I want to become a good, confident and enthusiastic doctor in order to help parents and many others. Pfizer’s Scholarship helps fulfilling my life-long dream. Thank you, Pfizer Thailand Foundation”
Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao
2nd year student, HCMC Medical University
Pfizer Thailand Foundation Scholar Student