20.10.2021

Information about the Health Sciences ceremonies

The 136th Commencement at the University of Southern California begins at 8:30 a.m. May 10 at Alumni Memorial Park. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass will be the speaker. Individual school ceremonies follow the main ceremony. Here is a list of times, locations and speakers for the school commencement ceremonies and receptions on May 10 and 11. To read about some of the graduates, click here.

Friday, May 10

Physician Assistant Program

10:45 a.m. at Allan Hancock Foundation Building, southwest lawn, University Park Campus. A reception will follow at the same location. Info: (626) 457-4240.

Speakers: Timi Agar Barwick, MPM, CEO, Physician Assistant Education Association

Health Promotion and Global Health Programs

11 a.m. at Town and Gown, University Park Campus. Reception is at 10:30 a.m. following the USC main ceremony. Tickets are required, four tickets allotted per graduate. Info: (213) 821-1601.

Speaker: Serineh Voskanian Melidonian, MD, emergency medicine physician

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

11 a.m. at Leavey Library West, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will follow. Info: (323) 442-1571.

Speaker: Semira Dariushnia, MD, family physician, USC Chan Board of Councilors member

Pharmacy

2 p.m. at Broad Lawn, Health Sciences Campus. A reception will follow at the same location. Tickets are required. Info: (323) 442-1369.

Speaker: Leonard D. Schaeffer, business leader, policy expert and philanthropist

Dentistry

2:30 p.m. at USC Village Great Lawn, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will occur beginning at 1 p.m. at the USC Village Piazza. Info: keeles@usc.edu.

Speaker: Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, principal deputy director and deputy ethics counselor, National Institutes of Health

Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

3 p.m. at Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. Info: lvazquez@pt.usc.edu.

Speaker: Gary Vitti, former athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Lakers
Saturday, May 11

PhD, MPH, MS – Keck School of Medicine of USC

9:30 a.m. at Galen Center, University Park Campus. Tickets not required. A reception will follow at 11 a.m. at McCarthy Quad, University Park Campus. Info: (323) 442-1607.

Speaker: Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

MD/PhD, MD – Keck School of Medicine of USC

3 p.m. at Galen Center, University Park Campus. Doors open at 2 p.m., tickets not required. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at McCarthy Quad, University Park Campus. Info: (323) 442-2420.

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