No matter the season, the Keck School of Medicine of USC puts a primary emphasis on serving members of its local community. It was in this spirit that 16 first- and second-year medical students joined three senior leaders from the Keck School’s Department of Medical Education on December 11 for a morning of packing fruit at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

The event marked the relaunch of Keck in the Community, a program first started in fall 2019. Envisioned as a way for incoming students to get to know each other, meet Keck School leadership and dive into community service during first-year orientation, the program spanned 15-18 sites across Boyle Heights, East LA, Lincoln Park, El Sereno and downtown.

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