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Thuy-Van (Tina) Ho

Tina - Otolaryngology Resident at University of Kansas

Murray 1693 Scholar

Hometown

Springfield, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA)

Majors

Neuroscience, International Relations

Study Abroad
  • Hertford College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom (Spring 2007)
  • Summer internship with Operation Smile, a medical surgery service organization, in Vietnam
W&M Accomplishments
  • James Monroe Scholar
  • Sharpe Community Scholar
  • Dean's List
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • Mortar Board, Inc. National Leadership Honor Society
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor SocietyTina with fellow scholar Jeri Kent '08 at graduation
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for the Social Sciences
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Phi Eta Sigma & Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshman Honor Societies
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Scholarship
  • Vietnamese Lasallian Alumni Association's"Illuminating the Way" Service Award
  • Commonwealth of Virginia's Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
W&M Activities
  • William & Mary Medical Relief: Spring break medical mission teams to Nicaragua and Costa Rica
  • Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
  • Up 'til Dawn, campus philanthropy for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Undergraduate Honor Council
  • Freshman Orientation Aide
  • William & Mary Student Assembly: Student Representative to the Board of Visitors
  • College-Wide Committees Student Representative
  • William & Mary Vietnamese Student Association
  • Volunteer Youth Sports Coaching
  • College Partnership for Kids tutoring program
  • Club Field Hockey
  • Circle K International
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Health Careers Club
  • Multicultural Ambassador Council
Professional Experience
  • Fall Internship at Operation Smile Headquarters
  • Assistant Director of Communications of Students Serve
  • Summer Internship at National Cancer Institute (Lab of Molecular Biology)
  • Summer Internship at National Institute of Mental Health (Lab of Molecular Biology)
  • Internship at office of Reconstructive Surgery Practice
  • Executive Intern, Association for Women in Science National Office
Why W&M?

My college decision was one of the toughest I have faced in my young life. Ultimately, I chose William & Mary because I wanted to be a Murray Scholar, to have access to a unique wealth of opportunity and attention, which I would have had to wrestle for at any other Ivy League caliber school. A guaranteed remarkable undergraduate experience was waiting for me right here in Williamsburg. But beyond all of the given intimate advantages of being a Murray Scholar, I have also gained an even more priceless benefit from the program: the realization of how spectacular this college itself is, based upon the multitude of opportunities and close-knit community that have fostered my combined passions for medicine and service. The Murray Scholars program really changes lives. Not just the lives of those of us lucky enough to be chosen for the program, but also the lives of those we then touch through our experiences at William & Mary. I will be forever indebted to the Murrays in making all of this possible; they believed that a program like this was important at William & Mary. That belief will result in students like me attending here, being transformed by their experiences, and then taking that out into the world, where we can work to make a difference--in my case, one patient at a time.

Where am I now?

I continue to charge ahead with my medical career, obtaining a residency "match" in ear, nose and throat medicine at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. I was a leader in my medical school class at University of Virginia, and I have recently been awarded several honors, including a scholarship from the Vietnamese American Medical Association. I was a visiting medical student in Singapore in 2012, and have been written up several times for my leadership and charitable work.