For Students

What's Happening at the Keck School

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.

Featured Event

There are no event items at this time, please check back soon.

Featured News

Physician assistant student receives national scholarship

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

Read The Full Story

More News

  • International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

    As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from Keck Medicine of USC have helped identify more than 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia. In what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, the findings, which are published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia. These pathways could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little innovation in drug development in more than 60 years.

    Read The Full Story
  • LAC+USC Medical Center welcomes new chief medical officer

    Highly regarded infectious disease specialist Brad Spellberg, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County+University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center and professor of medicine and associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, effective July 1.

    Read The Full Story
  • Keck Medicine of USC scientists discover immune system component that resists sepsis in mice

    Molecular microbiologists from the Keck School of Medicine of USC have discovered that mice lacking a specific component of the immune system are completely resistant to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. The discovery suggests that blocking this immune system component may help reduce inflammation in human autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 2 diabetes.

    Read The Full Story
  • Keck Medicine of USC launches USC Neurorestoration Center

    Continuing its tradition of excellence and innovation in the clinical neurosciences, Keck Medicine of USC has established the USC Neurorestoration Center, a multi-institution collaboration for breakthrough discoveries that, for the first time, bring together neural engineering, neuroscience and neurorehabilitation to restore neurological function in the human brain.

    Read The Full Story
  • USC hosts prestigious Lasker Lectures on cochlear implants

    Nearly 4,800 children in the United States are born with profound hearing loss each year, and another 5,000 will develop it by age 5, according to John Niparko, MD, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

    Read The Full Story
  • Keck School of Medicine to host lectures by winners of the 2013 Lasker Awards April 10

    The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Keck School of Medicine will present the second of two 2014 Lasker Lectures featuring recipients of the 2013 Lasker Awards.

    Read The Full Story
  • Technology and entertainment moguls headline most successful fund-raising event for USC center for cancer research – $9 million raised in one night

    Oracle co-founder/CEO Larry Ellison and Paramount Pictures CEO Brad Grey team with Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito and renowned cancer researcher Dr. David Agus at Rebels With a Cause event benefitting USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine for life-saving cancer research

    Read The Full Story
View All News
University of Southern California University of Southern California