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Interviewee Name

Jason Nguyen

Date of Interview

Winter 2-9-2023


NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus

Brief Bio / Description of Interviewee

When I was applying to medical school they asked me if I was mature enough for medical school. And I didn’t know how to answer that because physically no, I’m still a child. I was 19 when I interviewed, 20 when I got in and just turned 21 when we started. Part of me feels like I’m behind when I compare myself to my peers. And the hardest thing to learn is don’t compare yourself to others. We all have our own journeys and our own paths. Everyone has advantages, everyone has disadvantages and I think for me one thing is realizing that culture shift. I didn’t think people would be looking at you 24/7 waiting for you to make a mistake and to jump on it. I want to say don’t let med school be who you are. Let med school fit into your own personality. At the end of the day, we’re all gonna die. Are you going to remember the times when you were so astringent on making everything or are you gonna remember the times when you had fun, you took a risk, did something spontaneous? Interesting enough, a year ago from today was the start of my travels. Not a lot of people know this, but it was because I was going through a mental breakdown. I was dumped from a long-term relationship, but I had extended my lease, got a new job and didn’t travel because I wanted to spend time with my significant other. Only to get dumped. I quit both jobs, the new job and my current job, got my diplomas, cut my lease. That all started on a Monday, getting dumped, and by Friday, I was in Mexico and haven’t looked back. It’s interesting how much so much has changed in one year going from traveling all over the world to medical school of all places.

Camera Equipment

Nikon Z6

Audio Equipment

iPhone 11 Pro Max


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