Support Pakou's Medical Education

Hello family and friends, 

This August 2020, I will be attending the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University. This GoFundMe page is aimed to help me pay for medical school and my living expenses. Medical school is notorious for its extraordinary costs, but with your help, that can make it less daunting and overwhelming. I know it is a very difficult time for everyone so I humbly ask for your help. No matter how big or small, any amount is very much appreciated. If you cannot give at this moment, I kindly ask that you share my GoFundMe with others.

Since GoFundMe does keep some of the $$, other options to donate are provided below:
Venmo: @Pakou-Her
Paypal: Click here  

Average Cost of Attendance at CCOM for Academic Year 2020-2021 
Tuition = $74,083 
Books & Supplies = $2,276
Living expenses = $18,500 (for out of state students)

Average total = $109,554 per year

Info about me: 
I am proud to have been a first-generation college student and be the first-ever in my family to pursue medicine. What prompted me to consider medicine as a lifelong career was my own experiences on the other side of our healthcare system and discovering that it does not cater to everyone - especially racially, culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse patients. My experiences in healthcare illuminated the fact that there is just not enough of us to serve these communities, one being my Hmong community. As a physician, I hope to care for the many underserved patients who often face health care disparities and disadvantages. I am committed to being an advocate for my patients and will continue striving towards health equity for all.

Thank you:
Thank you for giving to my fundraiser and sharing it online. I don't know why you would read through all of this writing, and for that, I am grateful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me through email.

It has officially been 6 years since I started this journey. The beginning, middle, and end (of applying to medical school) was never not difficult nor somewhat discouraging. If you, your friend, cousin, or child is interested in medicine, I can offer my tips, personal experience, and resources. My email is [email redacted]


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Pakou Her 
Saint Paul, MN
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