Empowering Physician-Scientists

The Keck School of Medicine’s USC-Caltech MD-PhD students are privileged to study in one of the richest scientific environments in the nation. Our partnership with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) gives students access to Caltech’s stellar faculty and state of the art research facilities. USC’s schools – including the Keck School of Medicine, the Viterbi School of Engineering, the Mann School of Pharmacy and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences – provide students with an enviable range of cross-disciplinary research opportunities.

What Makes Our Program Stand Out

Faculty and student confer

Personalized Mentoring

USC-Caltech MD-PhD students receive personalized mentorship from directors and faculty throughout the duration of the program.

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Two Scientific Powerhouses

USC and Caltech provide vast opportunities for conducting forefront research. Students are able to pursue PhDs in many fields of interest. The program has strength in engineering at both institutions.

Brain image from the USC's Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

World Class Facilities

Research is supported by state-of-the art facilities at both USC and Caltech, including the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, and the Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences.