Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Office of Pre-Health Advisement
3535 S. Figueroa Street, FIG 107
FAX: (213) 740-5653
Director: Kenneth Geller, M.D., MS.Ed.
The Office of Pre-Health Advisement serves all current USC students, alumni and post-baccalaureate students who are interested in pursuing a career within the health professions (e.g., medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.). Pre-health advisers are committed to providing an array of student-centered advisement services and support tools tailored to meet the individual needs, interests and goals of pre-health students. The program values a sense of community; meaningful relationships with students, staff and faculty; academic excellence; leadership; wellness; and learning through community service, clinical exposure, laboratory research and campus organizations.
Pre-health students are supported in all aspects of the health professional school application process, including how to write an effective personal statement and how to request appropriate letters of recommendation. The Office of Pre-Health Advisement provides a letter of recommendation storage and forwarding service to help streamline the health professional school or graduate school application process. In addition, it offers pre-health curriculum planning; assistance with major and minor selection; workshops and events; and opportunities for clinical, research and volunteer activities. The office encourages involvement in the campus community and pre-health student organizations.