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I am a Doctor, and #IamVincent

by | Jul 6, 2017 | Formation, Reflections

Sai Aung Phyo was inspired by the University’s Vincentian Mission of service.

As a student in the Honors Program at St. John’s, he tutored classmates in biology, chemistry, and physics. During his free time, he also participated in the Midnight Run program, in which St. John’s students travel in University vans to distribute food, clothing, and necessities to homeless people throughout Manhattan. “It was an amazing educational experience,” he said, “one that has propelled me forward, toward a fantastic career.”

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology, with minors in chemistry and philosophy, Mr. Phyo is enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He is now in the program’s M.D. phase, seeing patients, taking their medical history, performing physical exams, and—with attending doctors—developing courses of treatment.

Mr. Phyo said his professors and courses prepared him well for the rigors of medical school. He also attributes his success to his undergraduate years at St. John’s “and the people I met there.”

People who help. People who inspire and are inspired. People who can say I am Vincent.



from St. John’s University

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