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. Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine (formerly the USC College of Medicine) is the oldest medical school in Southern California.
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.
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. Hospitals and clinics include Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital in Glendale.
In March 2016 Rohit Varma became the interim dean, and was named dean in November of that year.