"Keck School of Medicine of USC doctors care for those who are most vulnerable. We accomplish this through excellence in research, clinical care and education."

Raquel Arias, MD
Associate Dean, Admissions

About Our Office

The Office of Admissions is responsible for screening, selecting and recruiting the School’s outstanding medical students.

The Keck School has received major recognition for its innovative admissions efforts. The American Medical Student Association has recognized the Keck School as a ‘Model Medical School’ with respect to its admissions philosophy, commitment to matriculating a diverse student body, and support programs. Publicity about Keck’s commitment has resulted in new scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who intend to practice in underserved areas and has spurred philanthropic organizations to give money to support minority and disadvantaged medical students.

Mission and Objectives of the MD Program

The Physician-Citizen-Scholar curriculum of the Keck School of Medicine of USC is grounded in an ethos of social justice, cultivates medical students to become outstanding doctors and future leaders in health care with the knowledge, skills and attributes to serve diverse communities, improve human health and health systems, and to advance and apply scientific discovery.

Objectives of the MD Program