Dean Puliafito, Michelle Cannis, M.D. '77, and Salerni Collegium Alumni Association scholarship recipients
Welcome to the Salerni Collegium Alumni Association
of the Keck School of Medicine of USC!
Established in 1958, the Salerni Collegium Alumni Association (SCAA) is home to Keck School alumni, resident alumni, faculty, parents and friends who share the mission to support medicine. Over the years, Salerni has evolved into one of the biggest medical support and networking groups in the nation. The organization provides scholarships for medical students, while also funding student programming such as White Coats, Career Day, Medical Scholars Tutoring Program, Shadow and Mentoring Program, Residency Fair, Student Tailgates, Med-Olympics, and Graduation Regalia.
SCAA membership is free. Benefits include access to the alumni online community, KeckNet, where alumni can search an alumni directory, post class notes, register for events, and get involved with mentorship and volunteer opportunities.
The SCAA website has been designed to inform and engage its members. To learn more about the SCAA, explore the website navigation links on the left-hand-side of this page. Information about upcoming events, recent news stories, how to get involved, and much more is included on the linked-to pages. Please visit us often.
I joined the SCAA Executive Board three years ago with the goal of increasing scholarship support and I am now entering my second year as president. Please join me in supporting scholarships for the medical leaders of tomorrow through the Salerni Collegium Alumni Association.
Michele M. Cannis, M.D., ‘77
Class of 1965
Thanks to the Breman Student International Research Travel Grant (a part of the Global Health Scholars Program), supported by Joel Breman, second-year Keck School of Medicine of USC student Ryan Kobayashi got the opportunity to gratify his passion for global health by spending eight weeks at an orphanage in Haiti last summer to pursue research on the link between childhood diseases and sanitation.
Class of 2013
When asked why she chose USC four years ago, Sara Safadi says, “we’ve all heard it before but it really is ‘the people’ that make being a Trojan and especially a Keck School of Medicine student such an amazing experience. Safadi matched to the Anesthesiology program at Cedars Sinai earlier this month.
Congratulations to our 2012 Alumni Award Recipients
- Salerni Colleguim Alumni Association - USC Alumni Association Volunteer Organization of the Year Award
- Willa O'Day Olsen - Keck School Distinguish Alumni Award
Match Day 2013 at Keck School of Medicine of USC
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