Parents Association

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Welcome to the Trojan Family!

The Keck Parents Association is not just for parents—our members include spouses, grandparents, siblings, and other family members who join us at events and get involved to support to their medical students. The association keeps family informed about the many academic resources available for your student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, while providing programming including: New Parent Orientation, the White Coat Ceremony, our bi-annual virtual town hall meetings, wellness activities, our Step-One Care Packages, and the Homecoming Pre-Game Tailgate. The Parents Association Executive Board meets quarterly, twice in-person and twice virtually, and each gathering features a guest speaker from the medical school.

We also make a big impact on the lives of Keck Students through the Parents Association Endowed Scholarship Fund and extracurricular assistance in times of need through our Student Support Fund.

Please contact Valerie Reyna, associate director of alumni relations, at: to find out how you can get involved and show your support.

Bob and Caroline Burk
Parents Association Co-Presidents
Keck School of Medicine of USC

SCAA Student Chapter

By joining the Salerni Student Chapter, you participate in a 65-year tradition at USC and gain access to exclusive scholarship and professional development opportunities. The student chapter facilitates opportunities to engage with alumni, former faculty, parents, and friends for networking opportunities, as well as career guidance and support.

Salerni Collegium Alumni Association Student Chapter membership benefits include:

  • Exclusive access to apply for the Salerni Scholarship, which distributes $200,000 a year in medical student scholarships.
  • Free entry to the Annual Keck Homecoming Tailgate ($300 value).
  • Exclusive invitation to Fall Shadow Week and Spring Alumni Mentor Program.
  • Annual Alumni-Student Wellness Hike.
  • 10% discount at the HSC bookstore.
  • Free Biggy parking structure parking on weekdays after 5PM and all day on weekends.
  • Exclusive invitations to Alumni Networking Events.

How can you join? It’s easy, contact Valerie Reyna, associate director of alumni relations at: