Congratulations to 3 UP students winning awards from CHPAA

CHPAA (Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America) offers 6 awards to recognize students for their academic achievements, volunteerism and their commitment to serve poor people. 3 UP students won awards and we would like to congratulate them on their hard work for this great achievement. The three students are:

Pirou Lay, a fourth-year UP pharmacy student. He’s now a member of IPSF APRO Editorial & Translation Subcommittee for 2020-21. He was an alumnus of Asian Science Camp in 2019 and also leader of Pharmacy Career Club at UP and a member in Leadership Community Toastmasters. He has volunteered with different non-profit charitable organizations such as Project Lokun, Khmer Sight Foundation, and Project Sa’bai. His career goal into teaching science at medical school and become a biomedical scientist. “Teaching is sharing, for the next generation deserve more than this” said Pirou.

Solynet Sao is an 8th-year UP medical student pursuing a dual master’s program for Clinical Psychology and Counseling at Royal University of Phnom Penh. She was a former president of Edniche Toastmasters Club, a nonprofit international educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. She has volunteered with International Medical Relief for Cambodia, Project Helping Hand, SEALNet Project Vietnam and including one of CHPAA Missions. She wants to become a psychiatrist focusing on counseling and psychotherapy in addition to medical treatment.

Tara, a fourth-year UP medical student. In his medical journey as a student, he has volunteered on numerous overseas projects. He was a UPPC clinic head of project lokun. In addition, he has also volunteered in other projects such as project Sa’ bai, Goble Health Outreach (U.S), One Good Turn (U.S) medical team and including CHPAA mission. He served as a translator and assisted the volunteered doctor. His career goal is to work toward becoming a resident doctor in the U.S and Canada. Moreover, he hopes that he would bring back the experience and skill he has to improve the health care system and the patient-doctor relationship toward an advanced level.

UP is committed to improving healthcare in Cambodia and extends warmest congratulations to these UP Students for their future endeavors!