Anita Khachatourian

Class '17 Historian


Say Cheese!

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The humbling intricacy and complexity of medicine intrigued me at a young age. Therefore, healthcare was my pursuit entering UCLA as an undergraduate. Toward the end of my undergraduate career I learned about Physician Assistants. It wasn’t until working in Internal Medicine as a Medical Scribe for 3.5 years and shadowing many PA’s in various specialties that it solidified my passion and drive toward becoming a PA.  To think, only four short years ago I had no idea what a PA was and now I am sitting amongst the best and brightest learning the art of medicine at one of the most supportive and challenging programs in the country. As the Historian of the class of 2017, it is my distinct privilege to capture the good, the bad, and the hilarious of the three short years that we have together at the USC PA Program. It is a joy to document the obstacles we overcame, the lifelong friendships we make, and the shoulders we stood and leaned on that stretched and challenged us to become the best healthcare professionals. I cannot think of another group of people to Fight On! with along this journey.


See you on the other side of the lens!


“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” F.A.Clark.