Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts. MFA selected Minh Hang as the Student of the Month for February.
Name: Minh Hang
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Undergraduate degree and school: Biology, Towson University
What the faculty are saying about him:
“It has been a pleasure to witness the growth of Minh Hang this year. Initially, Minh was very reserved and reluctant to engage in classroom discussion. As a credit to his self-awareness and eagerness to learn, Minh reflected on this and invested time meeting with faculty to discuss his desire to be more engaged and active in the classroom. Throughout the fall semester, Minh made a distinct effort to enter into and participate in discussion. He took risks and chances for the sake of his learning and the learning of his classmates. The epitome of this effort occurred during presentations in Clinical Inquiry when Minh stepped forward, took command of the moment and confidently led his classmates in an entertaining discussion. Minh Hang has demonstrated qualities that are essential to success as a physical therapist, but are not those we can easily teach as faculty. He is a reflective, self-directed, active, positive, responsible, and respectful young man. It has been both an honor and a privilege to share the classroom with Minh Hang.”
Gary P. Austin, PT, PhD, OCS, FAFS, FAAOMPT
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
It was back in the summer of 2012 that I volunteered at a hospital. I was an assistant for a physical therapist. I was so impressed by how she helped and created bonds with every patient. She was not only a therapist but also a close friend, a companion. In addition, she also amazed me with the massive knowledge she possessed. Physical therapy is not as simple as I thought it would be since there is a lot for one to study, to discover and gain knowledge. Therefore, being challenged academically and opportunities to work alongside others really intrigued me to join this field.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
I love the environment here at Lynchburg DPT program. I feel the coziness and support from everyone. I really appreciate the way my friends and faculty have assisted me since the time I started the program. Honestly, I have learned from my classmates much more than I ever could do for them.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
I hope I can work in a hospital, the place where I was first inspired to become a PT. I am excited to collaborate with other health care professionals to bring out the best quality of care for all those in need.
What are some of your hobbies?
I really love watching and playing soccer (although I am bad at it). I am also fascinated to travel and explore new places, new cultures and enjoy new cuisine.
What is your favorite quote?
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is the gift; that is why they call it the present.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar
Anything else that you’d like to share?
I always think we have only one life to live; so, live the best, be what you want to be and enjoy your life.