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    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

PPP Student Spotlights

Anna Howell
BA Psychology and Spanish Washington, University in St. Louis 2009
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Class of 2016

I always knew I wanted to work with people but wasn't exactly sure what path I would take. I declared psychology as my undergraduate major, and loved the topics the diverse classes covered. As a senior, I decided to take my interest in people a step in a different direction, and took a class on contemporary topics in women's health. ... More

Jeffrey Baitis
BS Computer Engineering Minor Computer Science, Oregon State Universityf 2001
Oregon Health and Science University, Class of 2017

I had wrestled with the idea of becoming a doctor for six years. Although I love software, I discovered that I need to work in a field that allows me to serve and care for people directly. My experiences in medicine (described below) and time at USC helped me to establish a network of supportive mentors that assisted me in my pursuit of medicine... More

Joe Dixon
B.A. in History/Philosophy minor, Loyola Marymount University 2005
M.A. in History, California State University, Northridge, 2008
USC Keck School of Medicine, Class of 2016

In my life before premed, I hoped to pursue a career in diplomacy. I had the chance to study and/or work in Mexico, Spain, and Brazil, and the emphasis of my M.A. was Latin American history. In 2007, I went along on a medical mission trip to Peru as an interpreter. The experience was incredible, and I soon realized that my future must be in medicine... More

Eddie Degerman
BA in Economics and Managerial Studies
Rice University 2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Class of 2017

...I spent a lot of time in the hospital visiting my father and our interactions with the doctor changed something inside me. I developed a great admiration for what doctors do and saw how important their interactions with patients were. I began to research the steps to take and now knew I did not want to do anything else other than become a doctor. ... More

Alison Vasan
BFA Drama, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, 2000
JD, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2006
Duke University School of Medicine, Class of 2016

I loved acting, but after several years of pursuing a career as an actor in Los Angeles, I realized I wanted something more, something that involved helping people. So I went to…law school. A legal career wasn’t for me, but it took a few more years before I took the plunge and went back to school to do what I really wanted to do... More


Sara Soni
BS Nursing
Boston College 2006
Ohio State University College of Medicine, Class of 2015

I want to remain in healthcare. My interests in physiology and pharmacology have helped to drive my decision to pursue medicine... More

Jane Whitney
BA History
Georgetown University 2008
USC Keck School of Medicine, Class of 2015

I had actually always know I wanted to be a Doctor, but I took a short break during college to try other classes and work in different industries to see if there was anything else that I enjoyed just as much as science and medicine... More