Keck School of Medicine of USC


Commencement 2016: New class of doctors told to ‘look beyond the status quo’

May 18th, 2016|

The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s MD and MD/PhD ceremony, held May 14 at the Galen Center, was both heartfelt and humorous.

Henri Ford, MD, MHA, vice dean for medical education, was the grand marshal of the ceremony. Interim Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, set the tone for the graduates with three items of advice

Commencement 2016: Graduates ready for medical school and beyond after bachelor’s degree program

May 18th, 2016|

On May 13, 105 newly minted graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Global Health programs of the Keck School of Medicine of USC cheered as Program Director and Associate Dean Elahe Nezami, PhD, told them to “Fight on!” one last time after announcing their degree completion.

Held in the

Commencement 2016: Master’s, PhD graduates join ‘community of scholars’

May 18th, 2016|

Thousands of family and friends filled the Galen Center on May 14 as the more than 400 PhD and master’s students celebrated their commencement from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The processional was led by the USC Trojan Marching Band and included speeches by Grand Marshal Michael Stallcup, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular

Anthology of student work reflects Hippocratic Oath

September 4th, 2015|

Personal oaths interpreting the original Hippocratic oath have been crafted by current and former Keck students over the past seven years. A representative sample of these oaths has been compiled in a new book published by University of California Medical Humanities Press.

These are personal vows dedicated to upholding the foundations that medicine is built upon

New students enter medicine — and get a white coat to prove it

August 18th, 2015|

In an annual ritual that is both celebratory and serious, 187 new students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC received their white coats, symbolizing entrance into the medical profession.

They were part of a ritual that is duplicated at other USC medical-related schools, including Pharmacy and Dentistry, and at more than 100 other medical institutions in the United States.


Pioneering master’s program set to welcome first batch of students

July 13th, 2015|

Considered the first of its kind in the United States, a new master’s degree program in the art and science of neuroimaging will welcome its inaugural class this fall at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

The one-year master’s of science in neuroimaging and informatics (NIIN) is offered through the USC Mark and Mary Stevens

Gala raises $290,000 for medical scholarships

March 26th, 2015|

Almost 300 people were on hand March 7 at Town & Gown of USC to celebrate and raise funds for medical scholarships at the Keck Scholarship Gala. The event raised $290,000.

Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, told those in attendance that their donations enable exceptional students to

Keck School achieves 100 percent Match results

March 24th, 2015|

At 8:55 a.m., fourth-year medical students and engaged couple Lynn Ngai and Phil Wu held hands and their breaths — hoping to match in the same residency program come July.

Ngai and Wu were among 167 excited and hopeful USC medical students who gathered March 20 in Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad for the annual Match