From left, Donna Elliott, first-year student Emily Chu, Rohit Varma, first-year student Nina Petrosyan, Henri Ford and first-year student Divya Patel are seen at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Welcome Reception for first-year and returning students, Aug. 9 in San Marino....8/9/16.San Marino, CA.Keck School of Medicine of USC.1st Year and Returning Students Welcome Reception.Photo by: Steve Cohn.

From left, Donna Elliott, first-year student Emily Chu, Rohit Varma, first-year student Nina Petrosyan, Henri Ford and first-year student Divya Patel are seen at the Keck School of Medicine of USC Welcome Reception for first-year and returning students. Photo by: Steve Cohn

The class of 2020 kicked off the fall semester with their new classmates, administrators and mentors at the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Welcome Reception for new and returning students.

Keck School Interim Dean Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Medical Education Henri Ford, MD, MHA, and Senior Associate Dean for Student and Educational Affairs Donna Elliott, MD, EdD, were on hand to greet the students as they arrived Aug. 9 at the Huntington Library.

The event, which included a “Poem Store” and photo booth, offered students a casual opportunity to meet each other before the beginning of the school year.

By Melissa Masatani