Welcome to the Pre-PA branch of the

USC PA Pipeline Program!

Since 2013, the Pre-PA Pipeline branch has focused to enhance and maintain the diversity of the PA applicant pool.

The Pre-PA Pipeline branch aligns with USC Primary Care Physician Assistant Program’s mission statement in its commitment to “prepare students from diverse backgrounds to practice medicine and provide service to the medically underserved”.  We seek to identify applicants that have a strong desire to practice primary care medicine as a PA, and to capture those potential students who have a desire to contribute to a workforce that reflects the community in which they serve.

The mission of the Pre-PA Pipeline branch includes providing information to a diversified applicant pool in order to facilitate entrance into an accredited PA Program. We strive to guide and support participants throughout their application process to facilitate acceptance into an accredited PA Program. We also focus on mentoring and encouraging service, commitment, grit, and dedication to being successful in their journey to becoming a PA.