Dr. Raquel Arias smiling at the camera in her lab coat

Sat Apr 6: Bridging the Gap to Keck USC SOM: Strategies, Insights, and Overcoming Obstacles for PreMed Students by Dean of Admission

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Raquel Arias, MD, MPH
Dean of Admissions
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC)
Saturday, April 6, 2024
10:00am-11:30am PST

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Workshop Description:
Dive into the heart of medical school admissions presented by Dr. Raquel Arias, the esteemed Dean of Admission and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). This workshop is crafted for ambitious community college and university pre-med students who dream of securing a spot at one of the nation’s leading medical schools. Dr. Arias, with her rich background in clinical obstetrics and gynecology, as well as her comprehensive involvement in educational affairs and admissions, offers unparalleled insights into the competitive application process. Learn directly from the Dean of Admission about what it truly takes to stand out, from academic excellence and research to community service and leadership roles. Dr. Arias will share practical tips on overcoming common obstacles that pre-med students face, drawing on her extensive experience in both teaching and clinical practice. This session is an invaluable opportunity to gain insider knowledge and actionable strategies to navigate your journey to becoming a competitive applicant for Keck USC SOM.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Arias holds two faculty appointments at the University of Southern California: Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck School of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Gerontology at the University Park Campus. She also serves as Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (Special Projects) and Chairwoman of the Admissions Committee at the School of Medicine. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and completed coursework for her M.P.H. at the University of California, Berkeley. 
Dr. Arias attended medical school at USC and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She served in the National Health Service Corps in Merced, California, where she directed the “Sweet Success” Program for the multidisciplinary management of diabetes in pregnancy. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. She has received teaching awards from students for teaching in each of the 4 years of medical school as well as multiple awards for teaching from the Ob/Gyn residents. She is a consultant on policy matters at the national, state, and local levels in matters that relate to women’s reproductive health, as well as healthy aging. In this capacity, she has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Legislature, and the County of Los Angeles. Her clinical interests include breast disorders, contraception, and menopause. Public health interests include the provision of healthcare for marginalized populations.

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Topic: Bridging the Gap to Keck USC SOM: Strategies, Insights, and Overcoming Obstacles for PreMed Students by Dean of Admission
When: Saturday, Apr 6, 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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