Before deciding to change careers and pursue medicine, our students come from a fascinating variety of backgrounds. They may join us directly after completing their undergraduate education or after years in an established profession. Students in the class of 2013-2014 come from a wide range of careers, including professional orchestral violinist, corporate services & proposals administrator for a healthcare consulting firm, management consulting analyst, senior project manager for a Cloud-based software company, musician for Cirque du Soleil, Peace Corps volunteer for Uganda, veterinary clinic technician, medical intern, English teacher, clinical research associate, architecture project manager, and teacher for the visually impaired.
All of them made the decision to change their lives and begin the Scripps College Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program as the first step toward becoming a medical professional.
“I wanted to be part of a program of highly motivated students who would push me in my classes and provide a support network to help navigate this period of great uncertainty. What sets a program like Scripps’s apart is the student body. That was the reason I came to Scripps, and it was confirmed time and again throughout the year.”
Kristoffer Strauss, Class of 2014
Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2014–2018)
Arizona State University
Cornish College of the Arts
George Washington University
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California (USC)
Human Biology/Religious Studies