Personal Statement : Ho Chi Minh City Essay

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One afternoon in 1992 when I was 8 years old, my parents picked me up from school as usual. My father was driving a motorbike, the Honda Super Cub. I sat in front of him and my mother sat behind. We were on the main street and had almost arrived at our house when a truck suddenly hit the back of the motorbike. Everything happened as fast as a snap. The Honda Cub was trapped underneath the truck, and we were thrown off. My mother was lying on one side of the road, holding her bleeding knee while my father, with both legs injured, was still trying to protect me. As a result of that, I was lying in my father 's arms without injuries. Fortunately enough, all of us were still conscious and transferred to the ER of Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. As soon as we arrived, my father was immediately admitted to the OR while my mother was lying on a stretcher in pain, and I was sitting next to her; we were waiting to be seen by doctors. After seeing my mother and me, the doctors decided that my mother needed surgery as quickly as possible. That moment in the ER was the first time I had ever seen doctors, nurses, and patients in such crisis situations. I was worried for my parents ' well-being; I was begging doctors to see my mom promptly because she was bleeding and in pain. And the thought of becoming a doctor that day struck my mind.

Since then, I have been working diligently to achieve that dream. The day that I was accepted to Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Viet

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