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 Contact:
    University of Southern California
    Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences
    ATTN: Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
    3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 358
    Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
    Tel: (213) 821-2354

    postbacc@usc.edu


Academic Support Services


Faculty Advisement: Our program founder and faculty advisor, Larry Singer, works closely with each student to develop an appropriate academic plan. He also monitors each student's academic progress each semester and has an open door policy to all PPP students.

Academic Orientation: Incoming students attend an academic orientation put on by current PPP students. The informal gathering is an optimal opportunity for incoming students to learn how to approach each course and students can pick up helpful tips on study methods, lab work, and test preparation. Each student also meets with his/her student mentor, who can provide a student's perspective on coursework and other issues.

Supplemental Instruction: Supplemental Instruction (SI) is offered to all USC students enrolled in premedical courses. SI sessions are one-hour long sessions, run by students who have previously excelled in the courses. They are held several times per week for the convenience of the students. SI Leaders review the topics covered each week in the courses. SI is an excellent tool for clarifying concepts, reviewing material and determining what topics to focus on. In addition to weekly sessions, SI Leaders also offer a two-hour long exam review before each midterm. Generally, PPP students find SI to be extremely helpful.