My name is Jacky Tran. I am a Biomedical Science major who is pursuing a career in the medical field as a surgeon. I am currently in my second year at the University of South Florida with an extensive background in the medical field and passion for medicine. I am taking part in the Science in Florence program for the summer term of 2017. I chose this program as traveling to the land of divine art and ancient cultures in conjunction with shadowing opportunities is a dream I must fulfill in my lifetime. This program allows for me to observe physicians perform surgeries and also to observe their daily lives in the hospital, while taking a rigorous science course (Organic Chemistry II) in one of the most beautiful places in the world – Florence, Italy. I will be taking the course with a professor from USF who is also flying out with us during the trip. I hope to make great connections with my professor, fellow colleagues, and of course the readers of my blog. I hope you all have a wonderful trip ahead of you and will follow along with this journey of mine during my subsequent posts.
All Best Wishes,