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University of Southern California

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is a major center of medical research, education and patient care. Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine (formerly the USC College of Medicine) is the oldest medical school in Southern California.The affiliated hospitals include:

        Keck Hospital of USC,

        USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital,

        Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center,

        Children's Hospital Los Angeles,

        and an extended network of USC-affiliated hospitals throughout Southern California.

The affiliated Children's Hospital Los Angeles is currently the best children's hospital on the West Coast according to U.S. News and World Report. In addition, U.S. News's 2014 edition ranked the Keck School of Medicine of USC at No. 31 all over the country and No. 3 on west coast in research among the top 135 U.S. medical schools.

The Doctors of USC are more than 500 physicians and specialists who are full-time faculty members of the Keck School of Medicine — including 199 physicians ranked on the “Best Doctors” and “America’s Top Doctors” lists.The faculty’s private medical practice has built new clinics and increased its reach and services, caring for patients with a variety of complex medical needs from all over Southern California.ResearchThe Keck School of Medicine annually receives more than $275 million in annual sponsored program awards. Research priorities include cancer, genetics, neuroscience, preventive medicine, stem cell/regenerative medicine, bioengineering, diabetes and obesity.Major research institutes and facilities of the Keck School of Medicine:Zilkha Neurogenetic InstituteUSC Norris Comprehensive Cancer CenterEli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Institute for Genetic Medicine USC Institute for Global HealthInstitute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research

UCSD Health Sciences International

La Jolla, California


UC San Diego Health Sciences encompasses the School of Medicine, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and UC San Diego Health System, including UC San Diego Medical Center, in Hillcrest; and in La Jolla, Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center; and other centers, primary and specialty practices of the UC San Diego Medical Group faculty physicians. As a top-tier academic medical center, its role is to provide leadership in improving health through research, education and patient care.

UC San Diego Health Sciences has long been at the forefront of “bench-to-bedside” research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. It is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health System, and in the drive of researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care.

At UC San Diego Health Sciences, there are many discoveries on our horizon. Our commitment is to continue our quest to cure disease, seek better treatments and train the next generation of physicians and scientists.

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington


Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state.

West Penn Allegheny Health Network

Continuing Medical Education at Allegheny Health System embraces the organization's commitment to excellence in achieving our purpose and mission.

To improve the health of the people in the western Pennsylvania region•

To practice medicine, educate and conduct research as an integrated team of physicians, nurses and support professionals who are committed to improving the health of our patients

Allegheny General Hospital, the organization's tertiary flagship academic medical center, has a long-standing commitment to education and research and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

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