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FSH Events: Spring 2016

Research/Medical Roundtables

Thur, Jan 21  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 18   Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Darren Edson, Emergency Care Physician Possible topics: Medical School Admissions, Medical School, the Role of a Physician.

Thur Mar 10  3:30-4:30 PM THH 301  Research Roundtable Professor Albert Herrera Professor of Biological Sciences    Topics:  Undergraduate Research


Explorations in Science


Thur, April 21  NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Speaker Series:  Cube Sats:  Big Goals, Tiny packages

Prior 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 7  Tour of USC's Keck School of Medicine  led by current medical students.  (Bus will depart main campus at 2:30 AM)




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 24  3:30 -4:30 PM  Meet at  Literatea
  • Thursday, April 7  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:

Thursday, January 28  So You Want to Be a Physician?  Now that you have one semester of college academic work and you now understand what it means to study at a college level, this workshop will give students an idea of what they need to do next!   6-8 PM   HNB 100


Tuesday, February 25  Ms. Harriet Washington, author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, will speak on her work and then have an interactive discussion about it with students. This event would entail a brief lecture on specific topics/people (expanding from just the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and including Mississippi Appendectomies, body-snatching/grave-digging, etc). Geared towards those interested in humanities, ethics, policy or the health professions, this event was created to help students the necessity of understanding all sides of medicine to better understand why communities of color or of lower socioeconomic status have certain perceptions about health professionals.


Class of 2016 - Save the Date!

On Friday, September 2 the FSH students will travel to USC's Wrigley Campus which is located on Catalina Island.  During our overnight trip we will combine learning about the marine environment (including contributions to medical science) with lots of fun!