The Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP) was started by a group of students from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The pilot mission took place in June, 2007. With a team of 11 membersincluding medical doctors, medical students, and volunteers, we served the patients at Dien Khanh Hospital located in Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam. During the mission, we realized the great need for medical care of the poor and the minority population in the central region of Viet Nam. Through providing care for these people, it was a great opportunity for the medical students and volunteers to acquire a valuable experience in practicing medicine and learning about the medical system in Viet Nam.