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Class of 2028
Bulletin - Week of July 22nd to 26th


Orientation Schedule is available!

Schedule updates will be sent via e-mail. For questions, please email

NEW! Interactive Lecture during Orientation

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To introduce you to effective learning strategies for medical school, such as self-regulated learning, we have developed a short interactive lecture on the topic of Gout which will be presented during Orientation.

This session, titled Enhancing your Academic Experience, will allow you to experience a real Keck lecture while demonstrating ways to strengthen your learning effectiveness. 

Please review the 4-page handout to prepare for this presentation and ensure your engagement. 

Questions? Please contact Dr. Ranna Nash



Health Justice Systems of Care (HJSC)

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You are required to complete the pre-readings and video on the handout before your first HJSC session.  

Introducing...  Assessment

Please review this video explaining the Keck School of Medicine System of Assessment, moderated by Dr. Cha-Chi Fung, our Assistant Dean for Research and Scholarship.  As a reminder, these videos are required viewing.

MD-Orientation Video Repository

Each week, we will provide you with a new video introducing you to a different student resource. It is required that you review each video.  Should you have any questions, you can contact us at

Dr. Tanisha Price-Johnson, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, has provided virtual financial literacy resources for your review.

Meet the Learning Enhancement Academic Development (LEAD) team as they discuss study strategies and various resources for your success in medical school!

USC Student Health provides an overview of their services for students

Your well-being is our top priority! Dr. Chantal Sheridan, Associate Dean for Learner Well-Being, shares various self-care resources in this video.

Dr. Jeffrey Riddell, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research, discusses research options for MD students.

Anthony Tritto, Director of Student Affairs, reviews the admitted student checklist and provides context with the to-do list for our incoming students

This video provides a welcome from the Alumni Association for your review.

Jacob Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Evalutation & Manager of Course and Faculty Evaluation reviews the Course Evaluation process.

Samantha Lopez, Assistant Director for Academic & Career Advising provides an overview of professional development resources for our MD-students.

AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) and completion drawing!

The deadline to enter this drawing is 4:00pm on Friday, August 9, with the drawing held on Monday, August 12. Two lucky winners will be announced!

If you are missing your unique link to the MSQ survey, please contact


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Intake Meeting with your Learning Specialist!

You are required to schedule a virtual 20-minute intake meeting with a LEAD learning specialist.


You are expected to complete and submit your LEAD Intake Form here. You must complete the intake form BEFORE you attend your Intake Meeting so that you can discuss the document with your Learning Specialist.

NEW! Get to know... Maria Saavedra!

We would like to introduce you to Keck School of Medicine faculty/staff that you will interact with throughout your journey as a Medical Student.

This week, we would like to introduce you to Maria Saavedra, our amazing Office Assistant! Get to know Maria with some fun facts she would like to share with all of you!

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Big SIB (Sibling)/Little SIB

Associated Students of the School of Medicine (ASSM) organization will be reaching out to you regarding our Big SIB/Little SIB mentorship program.  There will be a Big SIB/Little SIB social event planned during Orientation week.

Stay tuned for more details!

Submit your Questions for the Current Student Panel!

Wednesday, August 7

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mayer Auditorium

During orientation, you will attend a panel consisting of current students who wish to share their medical school experiences with you.  We would like to provide you with an opportunity to submit questions prior to the panel.


If you have any questions for your classmates, please submit by clicking here.  We will select as many questions as time permits.


Save the Date: Family Orientation

To register to attend the event, please click on this link

To register for the zoom webinar, please click on this link

As a reminder, only two guests are allowed per student.

Roommate Interest Form

For students living off-campus and are interested in finding a roommate, the Office of Admissions has created a spreadsheet to assist you in finding a fellow classmate to room with! Please note that this roster is confidential, and only for use by members of the Class of 2028.

Click here to access the document.




Survey: Keck in the Community


As part of Orientation week, you will participate in Keck in the Community activities.  This survey helps the KSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion arrange events based on your dietary preferences and informs of any accommodations you may require.

Click here to access the survey.


Juniper Estes

Senior Student Engagement Programs Advisor

KSOM Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Parking on Campus

Click here for additional information on how to purchase a parking permit with USC Transportation.

Questions can be addressed by contacting

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