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The Keck School of Medicine educates the nation's future physicians and biomedical scientists. From day one, medical students help care for patients as part of an innovative curriculum that integrates basic and clinical sciences, technology and communication, the latest medical advances and the oldest healing arts. Students train in one of the largest teaching hospitals in the nation, gaining experience with the diverse, urban population of Los Angeles. Graduate and medical students play leading roles in the creation of new knowledge as part of the Keck School's vibrant research community.

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Physician assistant student receives national scholarship

Michelle Lagua has been named one of six National Medical Fellowship, Primary Care Leadership Program Scholars.

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  • Gift of $7.5 million establishes The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research at Keck Medicine of USC

    With the goal of enhancing research in lung disease, which affects millions of Americans each year, the Hastings Foundation has pledged $7.5 million over five years to establish The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research (HCPR) at Keck Medicine of USC.

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  • Commencement 2015

    Keck School of Medicine graduates received their diplomas during commencement week 2015. Pictures featured below are from commencement ceremonies for the MS, PhD and MPH, Health Promotion and Global Health, Physician Assistant and MD programs.

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  • Dean’s Scholar gets a first-hand look into ophthalmology career

    For many medical students, four years of study go by in a blur of lectures, labs and clinical care.

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  • Stem cell expert finds atypical partners for ALS research

    USC Stem Cell researcher Justin Ichida, PhD, is forming partnerships between academia, industry and government to accelerate the development of new treatments for patients with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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  • Medical response team aids Nepal earthquake victims

    The six-person Keck School of Medicine medical response team includes two critical care/trauma surgeons, an emergency department physician, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist and a registered nurse.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC hosts health screenings at Festival of Books

    Considered the largest public literary celebration in the country, the L.A. Times Festival of Books swept through the University Park Campus April 18 and 19.

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  • Keck Medicine of USC-led study finds genetic predisposition for noise-induced hearing loss

    In a new genome-wide association study, an international team led by Keck Medicine of USC neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss than others.

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