The Registrar’s Office serves the educational community of the Keck School of Medicine by maintaining the official record of each medical student and providing appropriate data to further the educational process of the school.
The services we provide include:
- notifying students of important dates and deadlines
- assisting students with course enrollment
- processing USMLE applications
- providing letters of good standing
- verifying licensing and degree information.
Transcripts/Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) for KSOM MD Graduates
Transcript Legend – Historical
KSOM Official Transcript*
Effective August 2012
Transcript Legend – Current
Last updated: November 21, 2013
History and Accreditation
Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine of USC (KSOM) was known as the USC School of Medicine until 1999. The KSOM is accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
The information below is the current transcript legend that appears on the back of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s official transcript for the M.D. program.
The university seal and signature of the registrar will appear on this transcript. The face of this document has a colored background with the words “University of Southern California” in small print throughout the document. Erasures, stains or alterations of any type invalidate the record. When this document is photocopied in color or on the darker settings of a black and white copier, the word “VOID” will appear repeatedly in large letters. A black and white transcript is not an original and is therefore not an official document. Only official transcripts bear the university seal and signature of the registrar.
Further information or authentication can be obtained by calling the Registrar (323) 442-2553. Alterations or misrepresentations of this record may result in criminal charges and/or disciplinary sanctions consistent with the University’s Student Conduct Code.
This record has been released according to the provisions of the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Release of this record or disclosure of its contents to any third party without the written consent of the student is prohibited. Possession of this record requires compliance with FERPA.
Years 1 & 2 –
Grading Code: P=Pass; F=Fail; I=Incomplete; E=Exempt
An ‘honors’ grade is not possible in the year 1 or 2 curriculum. Students with an initial non-passing grade (F) in any course will also show their subsequent passing grade when they successfully correct the deficiency, e.g., ‘F/P’.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) and Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine (PPM) courses are not measured in weeks as both courses progress continuously throughout the year within the system organization of the curriculum. The Comprehensive Exam given at the end of Years 1 and 2 is also not measured in weeks.
Years 3 & 4 –
Required Clerkships Grading Code: H=Honors; HP=High Pass; P=Pass; F=Fail; I=Incomplete
Students with an initial non-passing grade (F) in any course will also show their subsequent passing grade when they successfully correct the deficiency, e.g., ‘F/P’ if the deficiency can be corrected with additional work. Students required to repeat a required clerkship to correct a failing grade will show two separate instances of the clerkship.
The following courses are Required Clerkships:
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine Sub-Internship
- Surgery Sub-Specialty
Selective/Elective Clerkships Grading Code: CR=Credit; NC=No Credit; I=Incomplete
Students with an initial non-passing grade (NC) in any course will also show their subsequent passing grade when they successfully correct the deficiency, e.g., ‘NC/C’ if the deficiency can be corrected with additional work. Students required to repeat a Selective/Elective clerkship to correct a failing grade will show two separate instances of the clerkship.
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
Passing Step 1, Step 2 Clinical Knowledge and Step 2 Clinical Skills of the USMLE is required for graduation.
The University of Southern California is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For additional professional accreditation information, please refer to the latest issue of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education published by the American Council on Education on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA).
The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The LCME is the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The LCME is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
*This transcript legend may be periodically updated. Please visit this page for the latest transcript legend.