1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Are the Vietnamese (crazy namers) considered a URM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DMO, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. DMO

    DMO Diving Medical Officer
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    You read the thread title--> Are the Vietnamese considered an URM under the AMAC new "definition and regs".
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. Adapt

    Adapt 2K Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Messages:
    2,048
    Likes Received:
    6
    By that same token, are Antarcticans considered Underrepresented in Medicine? :D
     
  4. StrngoutAS

    StrngoutAS Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Uhm... asians are like the last people that should be considered URM's in Medicine.
     
  5. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Witch King
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    What do you mean? Who is the AMAC, and what's a crazy namer?
     
  6. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    2
    Anh Nguyen-Tuong
     
  7. hamhamfan

    hamhamfan internet fairy
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is Lee's Sandwiches Chinese or Vietnamese? I know Vietnamese people spell it "Le".
     
  8. BubbleBobble

    BubbleBobble Where's the "any" key?
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1
    Lee's Sandwiches is Vietnamese. I wonder when we're going to get one in Seattle...
     
  9. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Witch King
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Ahh, I thought so, just a throwaway insult... how droll...
     
  10. jlee9531

    jlee9531 J,A,S
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,470
    Likes Received:
    8
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    no, but in the midwest medical schools like creighton...they are.
     
  11. jlee9531

    jlee9531 J,A,S
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,470
    Likes Received:
    8
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    vietnamese....
    but damn...i just thought it was a socal thing....
     
  12. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    2
    Sorry if my earlier post seemed like an insult. I'm not trying to troll or tick anyone off.
     
  13. Mr Reddly

    Mr Reddly Snowglobe!
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    1
    Now my questions... What is "Lee's Sandwiches"?
    Where in So Cal. What do they serve?

    ... perhaps I should just google it. no?
     
  14. hamhamfan

    hamhamfan internet fairy
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://www.leesandwiches.com/

    it's a vietnamese fast food place. However, I don't like how they put onions in the vegetable mix. The bread is overrated.

    So he's actually a Le who used Lee for the store's name
     
  15. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Witch King
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Not at all, I understood you to be answering my questions. Thanks.
     
  16. BenzML320

    BenzML320 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Even though I don't like the food at Lee's, I love the number calling system and the futuristic (circa 1985) neon lights.
     
  17. BubbleBobble

    BubbleBobble Where's the "any" key?
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ugh. I got sick eating their sandwiches over Spring Break. Never again. :thumbdown:
     
  18. hamhamfan

    hamhamfan internet fairy
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's like the place where all the non-vietnamese people know. All the other places are like too icky and dark for them or whatever.
     
  19. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    During my freshman year in college, someone told me they ran into a guy named "Phuoc Yu." I never verified whether the story was true. Personally, I'd think a Chinese name like "Luong Dong" would be even funnier but that's just me. :thumbup:

    (I believe those people would be considered a URM under AMAC)

    Oh. Another funny story. Someone was telling me how his friend got into some big time med school (forgot which one) with mediocre grades, MCATs, etc. I asked whether she was an underrepresented minority. He answered, "No, she was this white chick--really pretty." I responded, "So she WAS an underrepresented minority." He started busting up. :smuggrin:
     
  20. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    2
    Once again, at the risk of sounding not nice.

    Hung Wei Lo
     
  21. UseUrHeadFred

    UseUrHeadFred Oh no! It's a Wumpus!
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2004
    Messages:
    935
    Likes Received:
    2
    I take that one back!
     
  22. Deuce 007 MD

    Deuce 007 MD license to ill
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    4
    I think Lee's sandwich is overrated, they don't put enough meat in it.

    On another note in undergrad I knew this girl named Tram Ho, but we just called her Tramp Ho.
     
  23. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Without her approval? That'd be a bit harsh, even for a guy like me.
     
  24. What the pho

    What the pho Good to the last drop
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    What about Thia and names like Cream of sum yung kuy.
     
  25. hamhamfan

    hamhamfan internet fairy
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    LOL WTF. I problem with Lee's is that their meat and bread taste wrong. Pho Cali is better... although there is that other place that's even better....
     
  26. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    1
    Minh said: ?Let the customers come to Lee?s Sandwiches, just because?.. it?s a Lee?s sandwiches.?

    That's pretty funny.

    Also, "passed away by accident." As opposed to purposely.
     
  27. Deuce 007 MD

    Deuce 007 MD license to ill
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    4
    There is this new place on the South Easth corner of Magnolia and Balsa they got some bomb banh mi, I think it used to be a coffee shop.
     
  28. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    1
    Are there bubble tea places in SoCal?
     
  29. Deuce 007 MD

    Deuce 007 MD license to ill
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    4
    Yah, there is this place called DV1, DV2, and DV3 they serve you tea and all the girls who serve you have big bubbles that aren't natural.
     
  30. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dude are you serious? That's amazing. So it's three different places? Are the girls Asian?
     
  31. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    You sound a bit too happy. :laugh:
     
  32. Deuce 007 MD

    Deuce 007 MD license to ill
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2002
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    4
    Yes the girls are asian and they serve you coffee, tea, or milk shakes in bikinis. If you really want to know I think there is one on Euclid and Westminster. But I don't think those girlz are that hot though, and on top of that there is always these gangster looking guys at these coffee shops giving each other dirty looks.
     
  33. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    1

    Wow, this is all very foreign to me. I've always lived in Florida, except for 6 months in Portland, OR. No experience with large-breasted Asian women in bikinis serving beverages. I might have to fly out to Cali soon. Are these gangster guys Italian or Asian? Yakuza?
     
  34. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Mob (Italian gangsters) don't waste their time with girls in bikinis and head straight to strip clubs. Only Asian wanna be gangsters (read dudes that suped up their rice rockets with their parents' money) go to these tea places. I wonder if they realize no one (intelligent) thinks they're hardcore and being a poser isn't cool.
     
  35. (nicedream)

    (nicedream) Fitter Happier
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    1
    That's hilarious, there are Asian wannabe gangsters? None of that here...
     
  36. Mr Reddly

    Mr Reddly Snowglobe!
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    1
    "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard And they're like, it's better than yours. Damn right it's better than yours I could teach you But I have to charge..." :smuggrin:
     
  37. BenzML320

    BenzML320 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2003
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    There are also more mainstream boba joints like Tapioca Express throughout oc.
     
  38. hamhamfan

    hamhamfan internet fairy
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah I've heard about this place. They say the shakes are really good, and yes the guys can be really intimidating. Honestly, I don't know why so many asian guys want to look so ghetto and gangster-ish.
     
  39. Orchid 209

    Orchid 209 Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Generally Vietnamese are not considered URM. It really depends on who you talk to, what location, and the area of medicine. One of my interviewers in the LA area said there is a shortage of Vietnamese general practitioners for the underserved populations, especially in Orange County, which was a shocker to me. Where I'm from, there is no shortage of Vietnamese doctors now, but with the trend now, in five years when the existing physicians retire there will be a problem.

    I would have to disagree with this because I think there are other asian ethnic groups that SHOULD be considered URM, especially the southeast asians (Cambodian, Laotian, Mien, Hmong and etc.), but unfortunately for them they get categorize in the large category of asians. True there are tons of Asian physicians out there (esp. CA) however, the majority of them are Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and in smaller numbers Vietnamese and Filipinos. These other Asians don't all speak the same language as the majority, thus need physicians representing their ethnic group who can communicate with them and are sensitive to their culture to target problems in their community. I know it sucks, but hopefully adcoms are aware of those communities will see that... but I do admit some adcoms I've encountered are totally ignorant of other lesser known asian groups.

    Lastly I'd have to agree that Lee's Sandwiches are overrated :laugh: , but since I'm not familiar with SoCal and hate taking chances when it comes to food, I have to resort to the place I'm more familiar with... and I've got to admit they are one of the more efficient of Vietnamese sandwich shops I've been too.
     
  40. emily69

    emily69 going a bit crazy here
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    1
    A lovely little name for parents to give to their baby girl: shi-ho.
    It's a Japanese name - and a common one, too. Thank god my parents avoided that one (I am Japanese).

    Also, there was a girl at my school called Misty Hymen. eeek!
     
  41. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    the fact that many southeast asians immigrated to the US under conditions of extreme hardship and survived with resources equivalent or less than other "URMS'" but cant be categorized as such is a tragedy.

    I find it sad when certain Southeast Asains are categorically excluded from medical school because he/she is deemed an asian and thus a ORM and held to a higher standard. Many of them are the first in their families to ever go to college, and oftentimes those families struggled greatly just to send that one child to college. These people are as deserving of URM status as any other URM. I wonder how schools reconcile this.


    On a lighter note, i heard of that bikini boba place. I also heard there are shootings there all the time. Not wannabe gangsters, believe me. not in westminster at least. Ill just stick to my Lollicup.
     
  42. exmike

    exmike NOR * CAL
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    4,206
    Likes Received:
    10
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Off the 60 freeway in Rowland in the Life Plaza area there is the "Yung Ho" restaurant. Never been inside to confirm if that is what they actually serve.

    I knew a "lisa hymen" in grade school. she was white. must be more common of a name than we think! Too bad we didnt know what a hymen was back then.
     
  43. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yup. It's one of the major categories of stereotypical asians. The other type is the nerdy/socially inept type. I guess between the two, some guys would prefer the first type.

    What cracks me up is a lot of the wannabe gangasters are like 5'5" and probably weigh a buck twenty. Sorry but its hard to get intimidated by a guy half my size, regardless of how large the spoiler on their rice rocket is or how much their parents give them for their allowance. :)
     
  44. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Witch King
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Until you realize some of those knuckleheads are actually in gangs, or are foolish enough to be packing heat and pop one in your chest...
     
  45. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gangs where they get money from their parents instead of stealing and selling drugs like legitimate gangs? Please. I can spot a poser from a mile away.
     
  46. Alexander99

    Alexander99 Ghetto Fabulous
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    2,361
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now that you mention it, why are there such few Japanese-American premeds around? I don't think I've met a single Japanese-American premed to date. Is it just because there are such few Japanese people in general?

    I've concluded that Japanese names are the coolest (e.g. O-Ren Ishii from Kill Bill.)

    Misty Hymen is pretty bad. As a matter of fact, any first name with the last name Hymen is pretty bad. I think I'd rather have the last name Hooker than Hymen.
     
  47. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Witch King
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2003
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    No doubt they are posers, THAT'S the problem. Those guys are more motivated to "prove" how tough they are, cause more trouble than the real criminals sometimes.

    But sure, rely on your poser-dar.

    Misty Hyman is actually an Olympic swimmer...
     
  48. What the pho

    What the pho Good to the last drop
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2003
    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I know of this resterant called phucket thia.
     
  49. darkcity998

    darkcity998 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  50. CalBeE

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,062
    Likes Received:
    1
    Lollicup makes me wanna vomit! They told me they use non-dairy milk but I don't buy that...I think they use those old school condensed milk that taste funky.

    In Westwood, there are two places I avoid: Boba World & Lollicup. THose are the fobbish places. I usually just goto Boba Loca and Relaxtation.
     
  51. CalBeE

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    2,062
    Likes Received:
    1
    Yea...many people just don't get the difference among Asians. THe way I explain is that: Do you think German, French, Spaniards, Swiss, and Italian are the same? Hell no, but they all live close to each other.
     

Share This Page