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December 9, 2021

Four stories to read this weekend, chosen by our editors

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USC Norris Cancer Hospital earns national 2021 Leapfrog Top Teaching Hospital award

USC Norris Cancer Hospital, part of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization. Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for a Top Hospital award, and only 72 were selected as Top Teaching Hospitals.

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USC Street Medicine team launches pilot program to be 'first responders'

The USC Street Medicine program has launched a pilot project with the USC Department of Public Safety to be the "first responders" delivering care to the unhoused population around the University Park Campus.

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Keck School physician assistant program marks 2021 white coat ceremony

On December 5, the Primary Care Physician Assistant Class of 2023 held their White Coat Ceremony. Different from medical students, the PA Program coats students between their didactic and clinical phases to signal the transition from the classroom into the clinic.

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USC Fit Families faces uncertain future after helping community for years

Launched in 2005 through the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy to offer free classes on healthy lifestyle changes for the community, the USC Fit Families program now faces an uncertain future even as it adapted to continue providing services through the pandemic.

Featured Event

Department of Family Medicine Telemedicine Lecture Series

Time: Noon

Date: Wednesday, December 15

Topic: The Future of Telehealth: New Innovations and Opportunities

Location: Webinar

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