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Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
For over a decade, the Post baccalaureate Premedical Program at the University of Southern California has been preparing compassionate, intelligent and dedicated students for the pursuit of medical doctoral degrees. By providing a solid foundation in the basic science core curriculum and fostering a supportive community of enthusiastic faculty and competent students, our program enables students to excel in a competitive academic environment, collaborate with peers and encourage each othersí development through each stage of the premed process.
Our philosophy is one that emphasizes well-rounded preparation, so in addition to coursework, our program also takes into consideration time that should be devoted to extracurricular activities and exploring professional interests. USCís unique locale supports several major teaching hospitals and a variety of non-profit organizations, and our students are consistently involved with cutting-edge research, volunteer rotations in state-of-the-art medical departments, busy community clinics, international medical missions and university-sponsored community outreach.
Although the majority of students are interested in medical school, the program also welcomes pre-dental and pre-veterinary students and represents an incredibly diverse group. PPP students come to USC with varied backgrounds from universities all across the country. Some join us immediately after finishing their undergraduate degree while many have been pursuing careers for one to two, three to four or even fifteen or more years. What these students all have in common, however, is that they all have excelled academically at their four-year undergraduate universities and started a career or pursued a disparate course of study before realizing unequivocally that becoming a physician, dentist or veterinarian was right for them.