The mission of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is to improve the quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating tomorrow's physicians and scientists.
A Vision for the Future
The Keck School of Medicine strives to rank among the top private research medical schools in the nation. This will be achieved through groundbreaking discoveries in basic science and clinical research targeted to prevent and relieve human suffering and enrich the human mind and spirit as well as excellence in the school’s education of the next generation of academic clinicians and basic scientists. The delivery of advanced university-level patient care, measured by breakthroughs that fundamentally change the practice of medicine, will be the fruit of success in the school’s patient care mission and will secure its reputation for excellence. Many see the 21st Century as the golden age of biomedical research. The Keck School will position USC for leadership in this new era.