Classroom knowledge is both necessary and beneficial for a career in the medical, dental, or veterinary fields, but experience gained in local hospitals, clinics, practices, and social service agencies inspires our students to continue on the path to dental, medical or veterinary school. Our students reap both personal and professional rewards in their volunteer experiences during the program, and we require a 4-6 hour commitment per week during the fall semester for this very reason. We assist students as they research and apply to volunteer opportunities in the Los Angeles area.
Past student volunteer experiences include:
- Cedars Sinai Medical Center
- Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
- City of Hope
- Huntington Memorial Hospital
- Lestonnac Free Clinic
- Loma Linda University Medical Center
- Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center
- Los Angeles Free Clinic
"Taking Genetics simultaneously while shadowing the thoracic surgeons was very satisfying. I was learning about specific mutations in cancers and the seeing them in patients doing targeted therapies. It was an experience of coming full circle."
Megan Wright, Class of 2013
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2013–2017)