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FSH Events: Spring 2014

Research/Medical Roundtables

Thur, Jan 23  Student Research Panel (3:30 PM THH 110) Four former FSH students will discuss their current work in a research lab as well as the process they went through to get this position.  This group of students is diverse in their research settings: USC Main Campus, USC Health Science Campus and Childrens Hospital LA.

Thur, Feb 21   Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Darren Edson, Emergency Care Physician Possible topics: Medical School Admissions, Medical School, the Role of a Physician.

Thur Mar 13  3:30-4:30 PM THH 301  Research Roundtable Professor Albert Herrera Professor of Biological Sciences    Topics:  Undergraduate Research


Explorations in Science


Thur, April 10  NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Speaker Series: For the benefit of All Mankind: The JPL Technology Transfer ProgramPrior to the speaker, you will have time to enjoy the exhibits in the JPL Museum (Departing campus at 5 PM. Return to campus around 9:30 PM.)

Thur, Apr 18  Tour of USC's Keck School of Medicine  led by current medical students.  (Bus will depart main campus at 2:30 AM)

Thur, Mar 14  On September 21, 2012 we met on the roof of Parking Structure A and watched as the Space Shuttle Endeavour flew piggy-back over head.  Now we will walk across the street to the California Science Center to see it up close and in person!  Our viewing will be followed by the IMAX movie Hubble.




Book Club

Students will check out the book Complications:A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Scinece to read over Spring Break.  We will meet twice to discuss some of the ethical problems contained in this reading.


  • Thursday, March 27  3:30 -4:30 PM  Meet at  Literatea
  • Thursday, April 3  3:30 -4:30 PM  Meet at  Literatea

On Your Own Options

The following are just a few - mostly scienific - options open to USC students:


Wednesday, February 6  Freshman/Sophomore Pre-Health Workshop  Informational workshop designed to orient Freshmen and Sophomore students to the Medical, Dental and Allied Health professions.    Key highlights include: prehealth "timeline", academic planning, clinical & volunteer research opportunities and the admissions process.  Presented by the College Advising Office.  (5:30-6:30 PM in PIRC 1016)


Class of 2014 - Save the Date!

On Friday, October 11 the FSH students will travel to USC's Wrigley Campus which is located on Catalina Island.  We will combine learning about the marine environment (including contributions to medical science) with lots of fun!