The TROJAN PA
Find out what it truly means to be a student at the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program
at the Keck School of Medicine of USC - from the students' perspectives.
Trojan PA, a student-run website where we share our story with you.
The Trojan PA Experience
USC PA students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience starting in their first year of education by participating in Student-Run Clinic. Students work in an interdisciplinary team with medical, occupational therapy, and pharmacy students while seeing patients in Downtown Los Angeles.
The USC PA program strongly believes in the Trojan Family and that our graduates will always be Trojans! We strive to learn from those who went before us and feature their stories in our Trojan PA Alumni Hall of Fame. We are proud of our many accomplished alumni.
At USC, we are committed to volunteering and providing services to the greater Los Angeles area. It is an important aspect of our program to give back to the community and also gain an understanding of that community at large. We strive to make a difference to the people around us, while learning from them at the same time.
USC takes learning beyond lecture slides and textbooks. Education is dynamic and allows students to learn with a hands on approach. From guest lecturers who are experts in their fields to standardized patient exams and health symposiums, USC PA Program presents a learning experience uniquely its own.
Trojan PAs strive to be leaders in the field and this drive is encouraged from the moment a student starts at USC. From multiple class officer positions to leadership trips to talk with congressmen in Washington, D.C., USC is constantly encouraging its students to become ambassadors for the PA profession.
Students can participate in Health Fairs, where they provide free care and health screenings for members of the local community. This is also an opportunity for students to hone the skills they learn in the classroom and allows them to become even more prepared for graduation.
We're here to share our story... The journey of a Trojan PA