Keck School of Medicine of USC

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Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Type Private
Established 1885
Dean Rohit Varma
Location Los Angeles, California
Campus Urban
Website usc.edu/schools/medicine

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California teaches and trains physicians, biomedical scientists and other healthcare professionals, conducts medical research, and treats patients.[1] Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine (formerly the USC College of Medicine) is the oldest medical school in Southern California.[2]

It is located on the university's Health Sciences campus in South Los Angeles which is adjacent to the Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights neighborhoods.[3]:34

USC Health is an affiliated system of hospitals, clinics, and primary care providers and as of 2013, USC Health included three hospitals, some campus-based specialty clinics, five community-based ambulatory care clinics, and USC Care Medical Group, which is the physician practice of doctors who are on the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine.[4] Hospitals and clinics include Children's Hospital Los Angeles[5] and the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale.[4]

In March 2016 Rohit Varma became the interim dean,[6] and was named dean in November of that year.[7]

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Coordinates: 34°03′41″N 118°12′20″W / 34.061285°N 118.205497°W / 34.061285; -118.205497