Three Campuses, Endless Opportunities

Students in the USC-Caltech MD-PhD program get to learn in three unique educational environments: USC’s Health Sciences Campus, Caltech’s Pasadena campus and USC’s University Park Campus. The campuses are in different parts of Los Angeles and offer students distinct learning opportunities, cultural and athletic events. Students are encouraged to take advantage of campus life on all campuses and explore what each has to offer.

Our research may take us to different laboratories or even different campuses, but we have many opportunities to meet as a group. The program has monthly seminars on important subjects, such as how to obtain critical grant funding, such as an F30 grant. We also have a book club, an annual retreat and other opportunities throughout the year to socialize and have a good time.

Likewise, our students are encouraged to explore Los Angeles and Southern California, which offers a plethora of opportunities to enjoy life away from campus. The region has outstanding arts, food, music and the climate allows students to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Check out these links for more information about life on campus and around Los Angeles: