Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

Lauren Pelo-2015 Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …

My USC Housing Freshman Year: New/North Dorms

Lauren Pelo-2015 Dorm, Housing Leave a Comment

Freshman year, I would definitely describe my housing situation as the complete dorm experience. My dorm room had both girls and guys, it had communal bathrooms, and every room was a two-person room. Though many people feel a bit nervous or apprehensive about dorm-style living, I can honestly say that I would not have wanted my housing experience to be …

My First Project in BME 416: Regulations of Medical Devices

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For my first project in BME 416: Regulation of Medical Devices, I got to choose a specific medical device that I wanted to improve, then research existing patents to see what steps I would need to take to create my own, reinvented version of that chosen product. I chose to focus on soccer shin guards because I love soccer and …

My Own, Evolving Definition of Biomedical Engineering!

Lauren Pelo-2015 Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

When I was coming into USC and talking to people about what I was about to study in school, I honestly wasn’t sure how to define my chosen major – biomedical engineering. I could come up with a very vague definition of biomedical engineering, but I quickly realized this definition did not please anyone when the question of “what is …

My Favorite Non-Academic USC Activity – Intramural Soccer

Lauren Pelo-2015 Athletics, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

In high school, my club soccer team took up a huge portion of my time outside of class. I have played soccer since I was in Kindergarten, and it was definitely something that I was not ready to give up. Coming into college, I was worried that there wouldn’t be any opportunities for me to play soccer in the same …