Family Medicine, MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital
Born and raised in Tacoma, I attended Mount Tahoma High school, Pierce College, and Pacific Lutheran University and received my Bachelor of Science degree in 2017. During that time, I have worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Department Medical Scribe, and medical assistant for an outpatient surgical center. In my free time, I enjoyed volunteering in multiple hospitals, community organizations, and my former primary schools.
As a first-generation college student, I applied to medical school with the dream of becoming the first physician in the family and caring for underserved populations I witnessed throughout the years,” says Thach.
It is an honor to bring my Cambodian and Vietnamese roots into the art and practice of medicine and I am excited to embrace my culture in building trust with my patients and the healthcare system.
While in medical school, I served as the Medicine Senator for WSU Senate, Chair of Social Committee, Co-Chair for the family medicine interest group, Mentor, and Peer Anatomy Leaders. I orchestrated the first collaboration with WSMA to lobby healthcare bills for the citizens of Washington, worked as a medical illustrator, and published a paper in the American Journal of Surgery.
My medical school journey
Through medical school, I gained insight to many specialties and found it difficult to choose what I wanted to pursue as a career. It wasn’t until I had a rural family medicine rotation that I knew family medicine was my calling. When one says a family doc is a jack of all traits and know a little bit of everything – its true! During that rotation I had the opportunity to see patients in clinic, care for them in the hospital, follow them through pregnancy to delivering their child, and more.
Hopes & Aspirations
I hope to be a family physician who cares for multigenerational family and develop long lasting relationships. I want to immerse myself in the community I practice in and work with local public schools, non profit organizations, and inspire the future generation to pursue medicine!