Groups help students feel at home on campus

Conducting hepatitis B screenings at local health fairs is one way that members of the Keck School of Medicine’s Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) give back. The students join forces with the Asian Pacific Liver Center to check for the disease, which touches the lives of Asian and Asian-Americans disproportionately. “We find that ... Read More »

February 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

PA program recognized for community outreach

Once a month, up to 60 local high school students join volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC for the Pipeline Program, which teaches these students knowledge and skills that could transform their future careers. This program was one of the reasons cited by the Physician ... Read More »

February 29th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Expert: Inclusion is important factor in fostering diversity

As the chief diversity officer for the American Association of Medical Colleges, Marc Nivet has a message you’d never expect: Diversity is not good. “There is nothing inherently good about diversity, there’s nothing magical about diversity,” Nivet said during a Feb. 17 lecture at Mayer Auditorium. “What is required to make diversity useful and positive ... Read More »

February 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Spirit of diversity has deep roots at Keck School

Building and supporting a diverse campus community is a cornerstone principle of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The School has a multi-pronged plan to support that principle — building a pipeline of interested and qualified students, supporting those students when they come to the Keck School, and attracting and retaining an outstanding and ... Read More »

February 28th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck School students help bring LGBT patient care issues out of the closet

For patients in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, a routine check-up can bring up topics out of the norm for practicing physicians. As a result, students from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are taking strides to improve health care workers’ understanding of the issues. The second annual Southern California ... Read More »

February 26th, 2016|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|