In honor of May being Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the NCAPA is highlighting Bowie Tran, a North Carolina Physician Assistant, Wake Forest University PA Program graduate, and proud Vietnamese-American whose dedication for his patients and profession shines bright.
Bowie shares, “Being a PA in the AAPI community holds great significance for me. Throughout my 12-year journey working in the emergency department, it has shaped my path, ignited my passions, and influenced my career as a healthcare provider. The opportunity to care for a diverse patient population is an absolute honor. I am grateful for the chance to apply my medical knowledge to deliver appropriate care and enhance the chances of positive outcomes for each individual under my care.”
Furthermore, Bowie continues, “Some of my most cherished memories as a PA within the AAPI community involve caring for Vietnamese patients who arrive in our department. Witnessing their faces light up when they see a Vietnamese provider entering the room, speaking their native tongue and deeply understanding them, brings me immense joy. During their most vulnerable moments, I can perceive the appreciation my patients feel as I provide medical care. This experience serves as a constant motivation for me to continually strive to be the best version of myself.”
“I carry a profound sense of responsibility to represent not only our profession but also our AAPI community with utmost dedication and excellence.”Bowie Tran, MMS, PA-C, CPAAPA, CAQ-EM
Thank you, Bowie, for all that you do for your patients, North Carolinians, and beyond!