Experience the Dream Gala

This weekend I attended the Experience the Dream Gala. And… WOW!

It was a great night and I am so thankful for the chance to attend. I’m also so grateful for all of those who attended and created this event; the amount of support our medical school receives is amazing!!

I am still in disbelief when I think about the fact that I am a student at USCSOM Greenville. During the evening, we were all reminded how large the applicant pool has been over the past two years, how it continues to grow and how few can be accepted. I am so honored by the opportunity to begin my medical career here in Greenville. I am being set up to have a great start to my career, learning to be a great physician. I am honored by the passion everyone in Greenville shows for our school and students. The belief in this program and its success is clearly evident by this amazing evening!

On Saturday night, I enjoyed fighting off a neurological disease and saving a patient with my group of guests. I had fun socializing with classmates and guests. There were great food and drinks – scientifically served in beakers. We heard speeches from our dean Dr. Youkey, USC president Dr. Pastides, my class president Hunter Matthews, and many others. And you can’t forget a little bit of famous entertainment from The Voice stars, the Swon Brothers or that awesome white carpet in our tent venue…

I hope I can attend next year, and I cannot wait! This is a night to remember, so join us!



Laura Simon

Laura Simon

I was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, but have lived in Greenville for the past 13 years. I graduated with a degree in Biochemistry in May 2013 at Virginia Tech, where I swam for the varsity team. My pursuit of a career in medicine began with my interest in biochemistry and physiology. I really enjoy reaching out to my community and interacting with people. I am excited to begin my medical career and make an impact at USC School of Medicine Greenville, where I can become a well-rounded, compassionate and successful physician, improving the lives of my patients.


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  • George Maynard - 5 years ago

    Laura what a wonderful tribute to Experience the Dream. I know my staff that worked so hard to make it happen deeply appreciates the kind words! George Maynard