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Keck School of Medicine of USC

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The Keck School offers numerous opportunities for students to engage in long- or short-term research projects -- an important part of their medical education.

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California was founded in 1885. Located on the university's 30.8-acre Health Sciences campus in northeast Los Angeles, it is adjacent to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United States. Faculty of the school include national leaders in each of its 25 clinical and basic science departments. Library facilities on the campus provide an excellent source of reference materials.

Clinical interaction is provided by the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, USC University Hospital, Doheny Eye Institute, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, and by a network of 11 additional USC-affiliated hospitals throughout Southern California.

Well-equipped and extensive research facilities are available in each of the basic science and clinical departments. A number of core facilities is provided by the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The school has established an interdisciplinary Institute for Genetic Medicine, designed to house new programs in molecular biology and genetics, and gene therapy.


Stephen J. Ryan, M.D., Dean, Senior Vice President, Medical Care

Zach W. Hall, Ph.D., Vice Dean and Senior Associate Dean, Scientific Affairs

Fred Sattler, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Clive R. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, Academic (Educational) Affairs

Ronald L. Kaufman, M.D., M.B.A., Senior Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

Peter Katsufrakis, M.D., Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Interim Associate Dean, Finance

Shri K. Mishra, M.D., Assistant Dean, Veterans Administration Affairs

Raquel Arias, M.D., Associate Dean, Office for Women and Disabled Issues

Allan V. Abbott, M.D., Associate Dean, Curriculum

Phil R. Manning, M.D., Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education

Edward Wong, M.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Althea M. Alexander, Assistant Dean, Minority Student Affairs

Erin A. Quinn, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Admissions

Joel Schechter, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs and Curriculum

Darcy Spicer, M.D., Assistant Dean, Clinical Studies