University of Southern California (Keck)

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1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 500
Los Angeles, CA 90033


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#31 Best Research
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The Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California has an application deadline of November 1. The application fee at University of Southern California is $90. Its tuition is Full-time: $52,408. The faculty-student ratio at University of Southern California is 2.0:1. The Keck School of Medicine has 1,659 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine is located just northeast of downtown Los Angeles, in the university’s Health Sciences Campus. Founded in 1885, Keck is the oldest medical school in southern California. Today, it’s home to several research institutes devoted to studies of stem cells, cancer, and global health, among other fields.

Students at the Keck School of Medicine can earn an M.D. through a four-year program, or choose a joint degree that combines an M.D. with either a Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S. in clinical and biomedical investigations, or a master of public health.

Other master’s degrees conferred at the Keck School of Medicine include those in public health, global medicine, clinical and biomedical investigations, and nurse anesthesia. The Keck School of Medicine also has more than 200 community outreach programs in which students and faculty can participate.

Outside of academics, med students can check out USC’s more than 600 student organizations, or root for the school’s Division I sports program, including USC Trojans football, which has won more Rose Bowls than any other college team.

There’s also much to do in L.A., one of America’s most populous cities that is home to many restaurants, shops, and cultural events. After graduating from the USC School of Medicine, grads can keep in touch with their classmates and school through TALK, the quarterly Keck School e-newsletter.


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Application fee $90
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 1,466
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.0:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 716
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $52,408

Required fees $2,245


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
emergency medicine otolaryngology
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general
orthopaedic surgery

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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