Equity, Compassion,
Service, And Excellence

MD students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC receive an education that uniquely emphasizes equity, compassion and service. Located in one of the world’s most diverse settings, students engage with patients from different backgrounds, participate in research that represents the broader population, and provide patients cutting edge care. There is no better place to develop the clinical skills and human compassion that will change medicine in the 21st century.

Premier Clinical Training

Doctor of Medicine students start interacting with patients in their very first weeks. From Los Angeles General Medical Center’s safety net setting to Keck Medicine’s state-of-the-art private hospitals and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, our students receive comprehensive training that prepares them to work in diverse environments.

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Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Hear firsthand from students, trainees and faculty about the medical education experience at the Keck School of Medicine. See how early immersion in clinical settings, advanced research and teaching tools plus a mission-driven approach to care produce a special kind of physician — one ready to take on the toughest challenges in health in the 21st century.

Matched With Success

The hard work and dedication of our students, along with the unwavering support of our faculty and staff, has resulted in an impressive 97.5% residency match rate for the Class of 2023.

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Match Day by the Numbers

In 2023, 160 Keck School MD graduates matched with post-graduate training programs in 22 states. Of those, 65% were in California and 14 were in New York.

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Top Specialties

Last year, the top specialties of matching MD Program graduates were Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and General Surgery.

MD program students hug in celebration on Match Day at Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Exceptional Match Rate

The Keck School MD Program Class of 2023 enjoyed an impressive match rate of 97.5%, placing the school among the top performing medical schools in the nation.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC medical education program is accredited by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). Information regarding KSOM’s accreditation status can be verified by contacting the LCME Secretariat.

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