The Parents Association

Dear Keck School Families,

We are thrilled to have you as members of our Trojan Family!

Along with the other members of the Parents Association Board, our goal is to keep you informed about what is happening at the Keck School of Medicine, while planning and executing parent and student programming such as: The White Coat Ceremony, New Parent Welcome Reception and Orientation, Annual Meeting and Health Care Conference, Step-One Survival Kits, our Catalina Island Retreat, the Scholarship Gala and Pre-Game Tailgates.

The Keck Parents Association is not just for parents – we have spouses, grandparents, siblings and other family members who join us at events and get involved to show their support to their students. We want to keep all family members connected and provide you with opportunities that allow you to get a better understanding of your Keck School student’s experience in the classroom, in the research lab, in patient care and in the hospital.

The Parents Association Board meets quarterly and each gathering features a guest speaker from the medical school. Parents are encouraged to attend in person or listen in via our conference line.

As a group, and as members of the Trojan Family, we are poised to make a big impact on the lives of Keck Students through the Parents Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.  Providing students with a scholarship that gives in perpetuity enables us to further our mission of educating medical students and challenging them to become knowledgeable and compassionate physicians and scientists. We hope you will join us and support this initiative.  It is an excellent opportunity for our Keck family to come together and make a difference.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Office of Alumni Relations at to find out how you can get involved and show your support.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Allen and Penny Sterris
Parents Association Co-Presidents
Keck School of Medicine of USC