Why did you choose to pursue your degree at USC?
The global medicine matched the criteria of the background in medicine I wish to have as a future physician. I liked how each class integrated aspects of global medical issues, as well as a focus on medicine in rural populations.
What is one of your favorite memories from your program?
Going to Panama with my fellow classmates to volunteer with Floating Doctors! It was the best hands-on clinical experience I could have asked for. What I learned from that trip, I will be able to carry with me in my future endeavors.
What course in your program did you enjoy the most and why?
My favorite course was taking CORE as part of the clinical track. The heavy course material really gave me an insight of what the first year of medical school looks like. All the topics that were covered in that class were so interesting, and the class itself was very engaging. I really recommend this class to anyone thinking about the clinical track.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
I would say to always have an open mind and understanding of healthcare in different countries. Also, really try to integrate yourself to the available opportunities, and ask questions! Getting involved in the Global Medicine program is a great way to make friends with like-minded individuals that have similar goals, and you can push one another to achieve them.
What are you planning to do after graduation?
I plan on attending Saint George’s School of Medicine