Student Stories: Why I Chose Pre-Health

These Oxy students talk about why they chose to pursue a career in the health professions—and how they charted their path.

Madi Hallare
December 13, 2022

After majoring in sociology and minoring in English at Oxy, Madi went on to the Master of Science in Nursing program at Johns Hopkins University.

Connor Pendleton
December 13, 2022

After studying Kinesiology at Oxy, Connor attended USC's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is now completing a 13-month Orthopedic Residency through USC.

Besher Ashouri
November 4, 2021

A cognitive science major at Oxy, Besher Ashouri is a now a student at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Headshot of Shuyi Chen, ’18
August 27, 2020

Major: Biochemistry
Destination: MD, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Headshot of Pierce DiMauro, ’20
August 27, 2020

Major: Kinesiology
Destination: MSN + DNP Acute Care, Columbia University

Headshot of Abbie Bowers, ’18
August 27, 2020

Major: Kinesiology
Destination: MS in Physician Assistant Studies, York College

Headshot of Spencer Raub, ’20
August 27, 2020

Major: Biochemistry & History
Destination: MD, University of Washington

Kendahl Wallis-Lang in White Coat
August 27, 2020

Major: Biology
Destination: MD, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

A headshot of Anna Stokolosa, ’18
August 27, 2020

Major: Biochemistry
Destination: MD-Ph.D., Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo