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Nancy Vu
Medical Student, Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Nancy Vu

Nancy received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering with Honors Designation from the University of Utah and is currently working towards an MD at the University of Utah School of Medicine in preparation for a career in internal medicine. She enjoys exploring the different niches of medicine and determining a focus for her residency training.

How has your participation in the Bioscience Program had an impact on your career?
In the Bioscience Undergraduate Research Program I gained presentation skills through presenting research in Journal Club and presenting my research poster at the Bioscience Undergraduate Research Symposium. As a medical student I continue to draw upon the presentation skills that I gained through the Bioscience Undergraduate Research Program.

What advice would you give current students who aspire to follow a similar career path?
Defining what is important to you is a crucial and active process in medical training as it can be easy to be swayed towards a career path that others define as important for you. I received this advice from an insightful physician-this leads me to my next piece of advice- find a good mentor. A good mentor ideally fulfills the following 7 roles: teacher, sponsor, advisor, agent, role model, coach, and confidant. A good mentor will help you stay true to yourself.

What accomplishments are you most proud of (professionally and/or personally)?
I am proud of the research I conducted in a one year study abroad program in Peru where I investigated the rapid diagnostics of  multi drug resistant tuberculosis.

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?  Family?  Hobbies?  Interests?
I enjoy skiing, hanging out at the Sitzmark Alta Lodge, climbing, and playing the violin.


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