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Alexandra Corcoran, Pharm.D. Alexandra Corcoran

Resident Year: 2019-2020 Undergraduate School: Chapman University Pharmacy School: Chapman University School of Pharmacy

I was raised in Corrales, New Mexico. Growing up in a rural state illuminated the importance of accessible healthcare and sparked my passion for health sciences. I grew up playing different sports, but fell in love with volleyball and won a state championship. I continued to play when I moved to California for my undergraduate studies at Chapman University. I was part of the first cohort of students to participate in their accelerated 5-year program and bridged to Chapman University School of Pharmacy. I was fortunate to be part of a research team that presented to the Board of Pharmacy and to be a member of the Rho Chi Society. My hobbies include hiking, reading, and trying new foods.

Aram Shim, Pharm.D. Aram Shim

Resident year: 2019-2020 Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles Pharmacy School: Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

I was born and raised in South Korea. I received my Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from UCLA and Pharm.D. from Keck Graduate Institute. With a desire to help people, I became interested in becoming a pharmacist while attending college and decided to pursue a career in pharmacy as the main vehicle by which I could serve others. For me, the most rewarding parts of practicing pharmacy are the relationships. I firmly believe that life is all about relationships. The fact that I get to build relationships with not only my parents but also with patients by helping to meet their medical needs is incredibly fulfilling. I look forward to my training at PVHMC to become a compassionate and competent pharmacist. In my free time, I enjoy working out, taking salsa classes, and playing piano and guitar.

Mary Tran, Pharm.D. Mary Tran

Resident Year: 2019-2020 Undergraduate: University of the Pacific Pharmacy School: University of the Pacific, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Science

I was born and raised in Stockton, CA. I received both my Bachelor of Science in biological science and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. My personal interest in healthcare is rooted in my desire to be involved in the improvement of others’ health and to be knowledgeable in various topics pertaining to health care. Being a part of multiple organizations in pharmacy school, has allowed me to take part in bridging the healthcare gap in my community. I was able to volunteer as well as host a variety of health fairs and clinics throughout Northern California, providing free health screenings, medication reconciliation and Medicare Part D plan assistance. This further solidified my passion to pursue pharmacy and my commitment to make the community a better place. A significant part of my character is devoted to caring for other people and contributing to their well-being. Being a pharmacist will allow me to give patients a sense of reassurance that they are cared for and that someone is actively involved in their care. It is with great enthusiasm to be apart of the PVHMC PGY-1 program and have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside dedicated pharmacists. In my free time, I enjoy trying new foods/restaurants, cooking, traveling and going to concerts.

Stephanie Truong, Pharm.D. Stephanie Truong

Resident Year: 2019-2020 Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Cruz Pharmacy School: Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

I was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, CA. Coming from a small city; I have always had big aspirations in pursuing health care. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology. Shortly after, I worked closely with an interdisciplinary team to support quality health initiatives for patients living in 3rd world communities. Therefore, I chose to pursue pharmacy and made it my lifelong goal to continuously spread awareness by garnering interest in a new future in medicine. It is with great excitement to join the PVHMC PGY-1 program to learn alongside dedicated pharmacists in a variety of inpatient fields and administration. In my free time, I love doing escape rooms and have completed ~50 rooms, finding new places to eat, and playing with my puppy.