Solano County Medical Society Awards Health Career Scholarships

Napa & Solano County Medical Societies
August 24, 2015

The Solano County Medical Society (SCMS) awarded three Health Career scholarships to students studying in Solano County at the inaugural Summer Scholarship Reception held in Vallejo, CA. This year's scholarship recipients are Danny Troung, Hassie Cooper and Danelle Novales. 

SCMS awards annual scholarships to medical and nursing students who are enrolled in Solano County health care career programs at the collegiate level. Selection criteria are based on financial need and emphasis is placed on engagement in the community and volunteer work including demonstrated leadership and dedication to the health care profession. 

"Considering the importance and complexities of high-quality health care today, it is necessary for community oriented, health care students to be encouraged to pursue their professional field. With that in mind, we'd like to congratulate these outstanding students," said Le Chi Pham, MD SCMS President. 

Danny Truong, second year student at Touro University of California, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to entering medical school, Truong studied Huntington's Disease in neuro-science research labs while completing his master's degree in Public Health.  As a volunteer for a medical mission's trip, Mr. Truong realized his desire to provide direct patient care and applied to medical school. Danny has contributed significantly to the Student Run Free Clinic and hopes to use his extensive business, research, education and now medicine to make a long lasting impact on global public health. 

Hassie Cooper, third year student at Touro University of California, College of Osteopathic Medicine.  A graduate from UC Berkeley, Ms. Cooper went on to earn her master's in Public Health from Touro University, and spent a year as an AmeriCorps fellow working at a small community clinic in San Francisco gathering health policy experience.  Through her volunteer experiences she chose to go into direct patient care and is considered an outstanding medical student with a stellar academic record, excellent leadership skills and unwavering compassion for improving the community. In fact, Ms. Cooper's overall achievement effortlessly positions her among the top 2% of all medical students.