USC PA Pipeline Program
What is the USC PA Pipeline Program?
Once a month, up to 60 high school students from underserved areas of Los Angeles join volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC for the Pipeline Program. Students are introduced to a wide range of health professions while attending workshops and practicing clinical skills. Topics include neurology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, first-aid and more. Exposing the students to the opportunities in the health care field, Pipeline strives to inspire and guide them to attain their future careers.
The Pipeline Program was established almost four years ago under the guidance of Maria Maldonado, PA-C, MPAP, MPH, faculty instructor of clinical medicine and Pipeline Recruitment Director. Under her leadership, students from the USC Physician Assistant Program volunteer their time to lead educational sessions, organize expert panels and conduct workshops that highlight the diversity of careers in the medical field.
Join us for our next event!
Past Pipeline events have focused on careers in the following areas:
Physician Assistant Studies
Emergency Medical Services
Welcome to CReW!
The USC PA Pipeline Program now offers CReW (College Readiness Workshop), where graduate students provide insight to high school students about applying to colleges and financing their education.
*RSVPing does not guarantee a spot for the event. We have a cap of 60 students and can only accommodate those on a first-come first-serve basis.
All participating students are asked to complete registration forms in order to participate in USC Pipeline. You can either email them to or bring them the day of the event.
Participants under 18 years of age must have parents sign their forms. Please complete the Participation Form and an Image Release form in either English or Spanish.