Department of Family Medicine

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. As a specialty, family medicine provides continuous care across a patient’s entire lifespan, forming the foundation of all clinical care. The department prepares future generations of primary care leaders, while our faculty seek to discover new knowledge that will not only improve the health of individuals and communities, but also reduce disparities in health care access and services.

Advancing the quality of patient care remains at the heart of what we do. The exceptional team at the Department of Family Medicine combines high-tech, high-touch holistic primary care for patients of all ages — from newborns to seniors. As part of this mission, the department is devoted to providing and caring for older adults. We strive to shift the emphasis in clinical care from “illness” to “wellness.”

About the Department of Family Medicine


“Our person-centered approach to care necessitates understanding not only the medical problems a person may have, but also their emotional and social circumstances so that we are able to share in a decision-making process.”
Laura Mosqueda, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Associate Dean of Primary CareChair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

The department’s inter-professional, patient-centered services include a commitment to the underserved of Los Angeles, ensuring all patients receive top-quality, compassionate medical care — whatever their needs or circumstances may be. Department Chair, Laura Mosqueda, MD, and other Family Medicine faculty are nationally recognized for their work with the elderly; the department houses the country’s only National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Department News

Students throw cardinal and gold confetti in celebration at the end of the Primary Care Physician Assistant satellite commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016 at the University Park Campus.

Commencement 2016: Confetti rains down on physician assistant celebration

On May 13, the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC held a satellite commencement ceremony at the southwest lawn of the Allan Hancock Foundation Building on University Park Campus. There were 54 graduates from the program this year. Several leaders from the Keck School were present at the
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Department Events

USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse

15/09/2016 - 16/09/2016
Hyatt Regency at LAX, 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Pathology Morning Conference: Resident CP Interesting Cases

Pathology Morning Conference: Resident CP Interesting Cases

LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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