70 episodes

The OCPhA Podcast aims to provide podcast episodes that promote the profession of pharmacy and health care. This network will include interviews, specialty field advice, updates, and more, focused on health care professionals in the Orange County, CA area. OCPhA is a local chapter of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA).

OCPhA's Podcast on Pharmacy and Healthcare OCPhA (Orange County Pharmacists Association)

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    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

The OCPhA Podcast aims to provide podcast episodes that promote the profession of pharmacy and health care. This network will include interviews, specialty field advice, updates, and more, focused on health care professionals in the Orange County, CA area. OCPhA is a local chapter of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA).

    68. Academic Evolution: Pharmacy Practice and Teaching feat. Dr. Albert Bach

    68. Academic Evolution: Pharmacy Practice and Teaching feat. Dr. Albert Bach

    68. Academic Evolution: Pharmacy Practice and Teaching feat. Dr. Albert Bach
    🎙 Excited to share insights from our interview with Dr. Albert Bach, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, in the latest episode of the OCPhA podcast! We discussed Dr. Bach's journey into academia, his residency experience, and advice for aspiring pharmacy professionals. Here are three key takeaways from our conversation:

    🔍 Start Early & Explore Opportunities: Begin by identifying your passion and career interests early. Look for opportunities to gain insights and experiences, such as reaching out to faculty members, engaging in your APPE rotations, and utilizing resources to learn more about specific fields of interest.

    🎓 Continuous Learning & Preparation: Prepare residencies and/or fellowships by proactively pursuing experiences and resources. Utilize the support from faculty members and seek guidance on how to approach the career path you are interested in.

    🤝 Engage & Connect: Networking and seeking mentorship are essential. Don't hesitate to connect with professionals in your field of interest, request informational interviews, and leverage networking platforms to build meaningful connections.

    Thank you, Dr. Bach, for sharing your valuable insights! If you're interested in learning more about Dr. Bach's journey or want to seek guidance, feel free to reach out at abach@chapman.edu.

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Instagram: @OCPhA

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    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 25 min
    67. Inside the World of Pharmacy: A First-Year Student's Perspective feat. Ryan Kwok

    67. Inside the World of Pharmacy: A First-Year Student's Perspective feat. Ryan Kwok

    67. Inside the World of Pharmacy: A First-Year Student's Perspective feat. Ryan Kwok
    In this episode of the OCPhA Podcast, join host Dr Mary Ngo as she interviews first-year pharmacy student, Ryan Kwok from UC Irvine School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Ryan discusses his journey from pre-pharmacy to becoming a student leader and the founder of the StudentRxNetwork, a platform for pharmacy and pre-pharmacy students. He shares his experiences with pharmacy networking, work at a student health center pharmacy, and his goals for the future, including plans for graduation and potential career paths.

    Ryan also explores the need for more representation of pharmacy professionals in media and discusses his ambitions to become an advocate for the pharmacy profession.

    Contact Ryan at ryanthkwok@gmail.com and visit his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tsz-him-kwok-2b93211b4/

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Twitter: @OCPhA_CA

    Instagram: @OCPhA

    Facebook: OC Pharmacists

    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 22 min
    66. From Pharmacy Technician to Pharmacy School feat. Anthony Herfi

    66. From Pharmacy Technician to Pharmacy School feat. Anthony Herfi

    66. From Pharmacy Technician to Pharmacy School feat. Anthony Herfi
    🎙️👩‍⚕️ Join us for a captivating conversation on today's episode as Dr. Mary Ngo sits down with pharmacy student Anthony Herfi to delve into his inspiring journey from pharmacy technician to aspiring pharmacist! 💊📚

    In this insightful interview, Anthony shares the trials and triumphs of his path in the pharmacy world, offering valuable insights and reflections on his experiences along the way. From his humble beginnings as a pharmacy technician to his current pursuit of a pharmacy degree, Anthony's story is one of dedication, perseverance, and a passion for healthcare. 🌟

    Tune in as we explore the challenges, lessons learned, and the moments that have shaped Anthony's journey, providing inspiration for fellow pharmacy students and aspiring healthcare professionals. It's a conversation filled with wisdom, encouragement, and the pursuit of a dream in the world of pharmacy. 🎓💡

    Reach out to Anthony at aherfi@health.ucsd.edu

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Twitter: @OCPhA_CA

    Instagram: @OCPhA

    Facebook: OC Pharmacists

    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 21 min
    65. PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency feat. Dr. Andrew Hean

    65. PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency feat. Dr. Andrew Hean

    65. PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency feat. Dr. Andrew Hean
    On today's episode, Dr. Mary Ngo takes the reins to interview PGY2 pharmacy resident Dr. Andrew Hean!

    Discussions delve into Dr. Hean's fascinating career journey, exploring his exceptional pathway through the world of pharmacy. From the insights gained during his pharmacy residency in psychiatric practice to the pivotal moments shaping his professional trajectory, this conversation promises an engaging exploration into the intricacies of pharmaceutical practice. Join us for an enriching discussion and gain unique perspectives into the world of pharmaceutical care!

    You can reach out to Dr. Hean at andrewhean.pharmd@gmail.com or on LinkedIn. You can follow him on social media at https://www.instagram.com/bandyandy562

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Twitter: @OCPhA_CA

    Instagram: @OCPhA

    Facebook: OC Pharmacists

    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 23 min
    64. Pharmacy Student Spotlight: Paving Your Own Path in Pharmacy feat. Anna Pham

    64. Pharmacy Student Spotlight: Paving Your Own Path in Pharmacy feat. Anna Pham

    64. Pharmacy Student Spotlight: Paving Your Own Path in Pharmacy feat. Anna Pham
    In today's insightful episode, Dr. Mary Ngo engages in a captivating conversation with Anna Pham, a dedicated pharmacy student at WesternU. This episode serves as a spotlight on Anna's unique journey in the field of pharmacy, providing a platform for her to share her experiences and wisdom with aspiring pharmacy students. Anna delves into the ways students can proactively carve their own paths within the pharmacy profession and offers valuable advice on assessing and maximizing their levels of involvement in this dynamic field.

    To reach out to Anna, you can email her at anna.pham@westernu.edu

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Twitter: @OCPhA_CA

    Instagram: @OCPhA

    Facebook: OC Pharmacists

    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 23 min
    63. From Active Duty to Resident Pharmacist feat. Dr. Arjay Mendoza

    63. From Active Duty to Resident Pharmacist feat. Dr. Arjay Mendoza

    63. From Active Duty to Resident Pharmacist feat. Dr. Arjay Mendoza
    In today's insightful OCPhA episode, Dr. Mary Ngo engages in a compelling interview with Dr. Arjay Mendoza, shedding light on his remarkable career journey. Dr. Mendoza's path from active duty to pharmacy school and his subsequent role as a pharmacy resident is an inspiring tale of dedication and determination. This episode offers valuable insights into:


    Dr. Mendoza's Transition: Explore how he made the transition from active duty service to pursuing a career in pharmacy.
    Academic Pursuits: Learn about his educational journey, including his experiences in pharmacy school and how they shaped his aspirations.
    Pharmacy Residency: Gain insights into the challenges and rewards of becoming a pharmacy resident and the impact it has on his professional growth.

    To reach out to Dr. Mendoza, you can visit his LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arjay-edlex-mendoza-pharmd-8b984a283/

    Tune in to this episode to discover the unique career trajectory of Dr. Arjay Mendoza, a story that highlights the versatility and opportunities within the field of pharmacy. 🎙️💼📚

    As always, you can visit us at www.ocpha.org or you can email us at info@ocpha.org. Follow us on social media and share this podcast with your friends!

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    Twitter: @OCPhA_CA

    Instagram: @OCPhA

    Facebook: OC Pharmacists

    Visit our parent organization, the California Pharmacists Association

    Until next time, OCPhA is reminding you to get determined, get inspired!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Dr. Jessica Louie ,

Great pharmacist stories

I enjoy the Journey Series by OCPhA to help connect and empower pharmacists within the community. This is an excellent listen for students, residents and current practitioners. Thank you Dr. Tony Dao for your commitment to this podcast.

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