Ranjita Raghavan ’08 had a fascinating break from her studies: After three years of medical school, she took a year off to work as a medical producer for “The Dr. Oz Show” in season nine.
“I was able to bring my knowledge of medicine to the world of writing and producing,” Raghavan said. “It was a rewarding job, because I learned firsthand how to produce a daily talk show, made tougher when you embed medical content in it.
“My job entailed working with the segment producers to write show scripts that convey complex medical concepts to the audience in an accurate and compelling way. This included the development of demonstrations and animations, along with their talking points that helped visualize these concepts. We also orchestrated lab testing and experiments and would brief Dr. Oz and medical experts on all show days about show content. I am heading back to USC to finish off my medical degree in a few weeks, but was lucky enough to cap off the experience by witnessing our show’s Emmy win for Best Informative Talk Show.”
Raghavan noted the medical producers are on the show now and then, and she gets to be the “expert” on the last segment of the show, airing on May 21, so be sure to tune in to see her on the show!