Student Life

Diversity, culture and history

Whether exploring Los Angeles, enjoying year-round recreation or hanging out on campus in a near-perfect climate, life at the Keck School of Medicine offers something for every student.

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Life on Campus

At Keck, you will enjoy a collegial and collaborative environment interacting with faculty and peers. The community is international and diverse. Students and world-class physicians and scientists together work on a variety of incredibly interesting topics. Among many clinical opportunities, students may be actively involved in grant writing, poster sessions, numerous events and lectures and practice presentation sessions.

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Work off the stress of study at the Soto gym

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Test your “Operation” skills during Spirit Day

Numerous social opportunities are available including student run organizations that participate in the governance of the school. Students can choose from a number of activities to get out of the classroom and participate in campus activities.

  • Student clubs and organizations
  • Cultural events such as theatre, concerts and poetry readings
  • Wellness classes including yoga and meditation
  • Recreational sports, workout facilities and USC Trojan sports

Life in Los Angeles

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The sun shines on Los Angeles and surrounding areas approximately 93 percent of the year, providing an ideal environment to study and to enjoy some of the city’s many offerings:

  • Attend concerts at outstanding music venues
  • Visit nationally recognized museums and libraries
  • Attend professional sporting events
  • Spend a day at the beach or go on a hike

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