USC PA Pipeline Program

What is the USC PA Pipeline Program?

The USC PA Pipeline Program is made up of four programs that focus on encouraging local youth and their families to seek higher education and careers in health care.


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.


Participation Forms

All participating students are asked to complete registration forms in order to participate in USC Pipeline. You can either email them to Pipeline Coordinator, Sandra Vasquez at 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.